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CALLED MEETINGS AT FAYETTEVILLE 

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TWO-HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SECOND 
STATED MEETING AT RED SPRINGS CHURCH 



Spring, 1929 



Next Stated Meeting at Eureka, October 22, 1929 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev G. W. Hanna, Moderator. Red Springs 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk Maxton 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Permanent Clerk. Erwiii 

Rev. R. H. Poole, Temporary Clerk Wade 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer. Rowland 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1929— K. A. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1930— W. M. Fairley. 
Exit Fall, 1931— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1932— W. A. West. 

TRUSTEES OF ELittE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1929— Rev. G. W. Hanna, J. R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1930— Rev. C. B. Craig, A. B. Cameron, C. D. Hutaff. 
Exit Fall, 1931— Rev. R. G. Matheson, N. J. Carter, McI. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1932— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. O. 

McClelland. 
Trustee at Large — Rev. Lacy McDuffie. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1930— Rev. C. B. Craig, Edwin Morgan, A. W. Mc; 

Lean, John M. Brown. 
Exit Spring, 1931— E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest 

Graham, W. T. Covington. 
Exit Spring, 1932— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, Rev. A. 

R. McQueen, Jesse Gibson. 
Trustees at Large — S. B. McLean, Col. John Gribbel. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. G. Rose, Claud Rankin, Hector McKeithan, Chas. Rankin, Dr. 

D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Stedman, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J 
W. McLauchlin, H. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall, L. A. McGeachy. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1930— J. B. Cameron, N. S. Blue. 

Exit Spring, 1931— Alex Campbell. 

Exit Spring, 1932 — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, Neill Mclnnis, A. D. Carswell, 
V. R. Gaston, L. A. McLaurin, C. B. Craig, F. C. Symonds, 

E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay, A. R. McEachern, John W. 
Graham. 

2. Christian Eduication and Ministerial Relief — F. C. Symonds, G. 

F. Kirkpatrick, W. L. Foley, Chas. Rankin and A. W. McLean. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, December 11, 1928. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in called session 
in the First Presbyterian Church at 11 :30 a. m., and was 
opened with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. D. McD. 
Monroe. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, V. R. Gaston, R. A. McLeod, L. 
A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, T. C. 
Croker, F. M. Bain, A. D. Carswell, W. L. Foley, Neill 
Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, D.D., D. McD. Monroe, F. C. 
Symonds, A. J. McKelway, D. M. Clark, R. H. Poole, and 
C. S. Matthews, D.D.— 22. 

Ruling Elders: J. R. Bowden, Bluff; Dr. J. W. McNeill, 
First Church, Fayetteville ; J. P. Russell, Lumberton.— 3. 

The following call for this meeting was read and 
found in order: 

Vass, N. C, November 30, 1928. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in special session in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on December 11, 1928, at 
11:30 a. m., to transact the following business if the way be clear: 

1. To consider request of candidates for the ministry for aid 
from the Loan Funds. 

2. To receive ministers into this Presbytery. 

3. To receive and act on call from the First Presbyterian 
Church, Lumberton, for the pastoral services of Rev. C. S. Mat- 
thews, D.D., and any other business growing out of this item. 

Signed, D. McD. MONROE, Moderator. 

Rev. S. S. Matthews, D.D., of Louisville Presbytery, 
was introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as 
a visiting brother. 

On recommendation of the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief, it was ordered that the 
request of Mr. Allen Jones, a candidate at Union Sem- 
inary, for a loan of $150.00 from the Assembly's Com- 
mittee on Christian Education be approved. 

Rev. Carl S. Matthews, D.D., presented a letter of 
dismissal from Louisville Presbytery to this Presbytery. 
After an examination as required by the Book of Church 
Order, he was received and his name enrolled in the Pres- 
bytery on signing the obligations required of its min- 
isters. 

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102 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

A call for the pastoral services of Rev. Carl S. Mat- 
thews, D.D., for all his time at a salary of $3,000 per 
annum in regular monthly installments and the free use 
of the manse was received from the First Church, Lum- 
berton. The call was found in order, placed in Dr. 
Matthews' hands and accepted by him. The following 
commission was appointed to install him on Sunday, De- 
cember 16, 1928, at three o'clock in the afternoon, two 
ministers and one ruling elder to constitute a quorum: 
Rev. Messrs. W. L. Foley, F. C. Symonds, W. M. Fairley, 
D.D., and L. A. McLaurin, and ruling elders, E. H. Wil- 
liamson and A. R. McEachem. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

D. McD. MONROE, Moderator. 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SECOND STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Red Springs, N. C, April 23, 1929. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
thirty-second stated meeting in the Red Sprinsrs Pres- 
byterian Church at 8:00 P. M. and was opened with a 
sermon by Rev. D. McD. Monroe, the retiring Moderator, 
from the text Prov. 14:12. 

The Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer 
by the retiring Moderator. 

The following were present and enrolled or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill (2), L. L. Little (2), W. C. 
Buchanan, C. G. Vardell, L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, V. R. 
Gaston, I. N. Clegg, A. T. Lassiter (2), R. A. McLeod, 
L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Siler, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, C. B. Craig, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. 
Matheson (2), E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, F. M. 
Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. L. Foley, W. J. 
Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, R. E. Henderlite (2), W. M. 
Fairley, D. McD. Monroe, W. M. McLeod, F. C. Symonds, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 103 

Dixon McDonald, A. J. McKelway, J. M. Lemmons (2), 
D. M. Clark, H. W. Koelling (2), J. L. McLean, R. H. 
Poole, C. E. Clarke, J. T. Barham, W. B. Gibbs (2), C. S. 
Matthews, W. S. Golden (2), and B. F. Bedinger (3) — 45. 

Ruling Elders : J. A. Hodgin, Antioch ; Alexander Mc- 
Girt, Ashpole; Preston Woodall, Benson; Thomas N. 
Holmes, Barbecue; J. C. McDuffie, Bensalem; W. J. Mc- 
Diarmid (2), Bethel; J. W. Graham, Bethesda; M. D. 
Culbreth, Big Rockfish; J, C. Byrd, Bunlevel; D. A. Huf- 
fins (2), Cameron Hill; Alonzo Blue, Carthage; N. P. 
Watson, Centre; L. C. Calhoun, Church in the Pines; D. 
M. Fairley, Church of the Covenant; D. S^ Blue (2), Cul- 
dee; S. J. Clark, Erwin; John Monroe^ Cypress; L. A. 
Mclnnis, Dundarrach; R. M. Pearsall, Dunn; W. Stuart 
Evans, EHse; J. A. Campbell (2), Eagle Springs; D. C. 
Holder, Ephesus; Z. V. Blue (2), Eureka; M. H. William- 
son, Fayetteville First; N. B. McDonald, Flat Branch; 
F. A. Monroe, Galatia; H. M. Pinkston (2), Highland; 
W. W. Bishop, Hope Mills; J. A. McMillan, lona; Sam 
Dilling, Jackson Springs; W. C. Smith, Lakeview; E. L. 
McNair, Laurel Hill ; A. C. McCormick, Laurinburg ; D. P. 
Ray, Leaflet; H. T. Atkins, Lillington; Thomas Stamps, 
Lumber Bridge; A. W. McLean, Lumberton; J. B. Mc- 
Callum, Maxton; J. C. Bain, McMillan; J. A. McArthur, 
McPherson; W. A. Thompson (2), Midway; N. A. Mc- 
Kay, MontpeKer; John McLeod, Mt. Pisgah; D. E. Smith, 
Mt. Tabor; Duncan Nordan, Palestine; J. G. Wright, 
Parkton; E. H. Cook, Pembroke; J. A. McCallum (2), 
Philadelphus ; D. C. Gillis, Philippi; F. T. Currie, Pine- 
hurst; W. L. Blackman, Priest Hill; J. L. Johnson, Jr., 
Providence; J. W. McLauchlin, Raeford; E. H. Lasater, 
Raven Rock ; B. F. McMillan, Red Springs ; D. C. S. Shaw, 
Rex; H. C. Cameron, Rockbranch; E. H. McKinnon, Row- 
land; S. J. Cameron, Sandy Grove; D. C. Baker, Sher- 
wood; A. Graham McLeod, Shiloh; Carl McCall, Smyrna; 
A. L. Monroe, Spies; J. Brown Evans, St. Pauls; W. D. 
Bullard, Sunnyside ; D. B. Kelly, Union ; D. A. McLauch- 
lin, Vass; D. A. Patterson, West End; L. Z. ColHer (2), 
Westminister — 69. 

Rev. G. W. Hanna was elected Moderator and Rev. 
R. H. Poole, Temporary Clerk. 

The Committee on Arrangements made the following 
report, which was adopted: 



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1. Hoars for daily sessions: 9:00 A. M. to 12:80 P. M., 2:00 
P. M. to 5:00 P. M., 8:00 P. M, to acljoum at will. 

2. That the docket as prepared by the clerk be followed. 

J. B. BLACK, Chairman. 

The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. B. F. Bedinger, 
D.D., of Roanoke Presbytery ; Rev. W. S. Golden, of East 
Hanover Presbytery, and Rev. A, J. Hobbs, pastor of 
the local Methodist Church. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at nine o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 9:00 o'clock and was opened with 
prayer. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and 
approved. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing 
Committees : 

1. Bills and Overtures — Rev. Messrs. F. C. Symonds, C. S. 
Matthews, D.D., C. B. Craig; Elders, J. A. Hodgin and L. Calhoun. 

2. Calls and Supplies — Rev. Messrs. V. R. Gaston, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin and F. M. Bain; Elders, E. H. Williamson and R. M. 

3. Nominating — Rev. Messrs. A. D. Carswell, A. R. McQueen, 
D.D., R. G. Matheson, G. F. Kirkpatrick; Elders, J. W. McLauchlin 
and Thomas Stamps. 

4. Judicial— Rev. Messrs. G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Siler, W. M. 
Fairley; Elders, A. W. McLean and D. C. Gillis. 

5. Arrangements and Orders — Rev. J. B. Black and B. F. Mc- 
Millan, M. D. 

6. Minutes of Synod— R. E. Henderlite. 

7. Printed Minutes of Presbytery — Rev. Messrs. C. E. Clark, 
C. G. Vardell, A. J. McKelway, E. B. Carr; Elders, D. C. S. Shaw 
and L. A. Mclnnis. 

8. Sessional Records — Rev. Messrs. J. F. Menius, W. J. Hun- 
neycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. McLeod, I. N. Clegg; Elders, W. D. 
Bullard, A. L. Monroe, Carl McCall, A. Graham McLeod, S. J. 
Cameron, E. H. McKinnon, E. H. Lasater, Jno. L. Johnson, Jr., 
F. T. Currie, W. L. Blackman, F. E. Munroe, J. S. Wright, J. A. 
McArthur, Duncan Nordan, D. E. Smith, Jno. McLeod, N. A. Mc- 
Kay, J. B. McCallum. 

9. Leave of Absence — Rev. Messrs. J. L. McLeod, J. T. Bar- 
ham; Elder Alonzo Blue. 

10. Resolutions of Thanks — Rev. Messrs. D. McD. Monroe, H, 
W. Koelling; Elder W. Stewart Evans. 

Rev. L. Smith tendered his resignation as chairman 
and member of the Committee on Evangelism and as a 
member of the committee on Examination on Church 



M INUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 105 

Government and Sacraments. The resignation was ac- 
cepted and these vacancies were referred to the Com- 
mittee on Nominations. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies on Board 
of trustees of educational institutions which report was 
referred to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

The Stated Clerk made report on other vacancies 
which report was referred to the Committee on Nomina- 
tions. 

A request from the Gibson Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick as stated supply until 
the next stated meeting of Presbytery on terms agree- 
able to Mr. Kirkpatrick and the Church was granted. 

The Commission to install Rev. C. S. Matthews as 
pastor of the Lumberton Church reported this duty per- 
formed on December 16, 1928. 

The Commission to dissolve Summerville Church made 
the following report which was approved : 

The Commission met in Summerville Presbyterian Church July 
29, 1928. There were present, Ministers: D. M, Clark, J. F. Menius, 
A. R McQueen, and Ruling Elder F. M. McKay. After a sermon 
by Rev. D. M. Clark the Commission was called to order and opened 
with prayer. Mr. F. M. McKay was elected secretary. The peti- 
tion for the dissolution of the church was read. No objection to 
the dissolution being found, the commission voted to dissolve the 
church, according to the terms of the petition. The following 
persons were granted letters to Lillington Presbyterian Church: 
H. T. Faucette. W. H. Faucette, Sr., J. S. Bethea, J. M, Morgan, 
Mrs. Charles Ross, Mrs. Virginia Withers, W. H. Easom, Mrs. 
W, H. Easom, Mrs. Estelle Ballard and Stewart McLean. D. J. 
Bishop was granted a letter to Raven Rock Presbyterian Church. 
Flora and Malinda Bishop and Ollie Sykes were given letters to 
Ephesus Presbyterian Church. Power was granted to Rev. J. F. 
Menius to give letters to other members when they should decide 
where they desired membership. The Trustees of Summerville 
Church were instructed to convey the property of the church to 
the trustees of Lillington Church agreeably to the terms of the 
petition and the acceptance of the Trustees of the Lillington 
Church. The commission was closed with prayer. 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

Rev. Hugh C. MacPherson was granted permission to 
labor outside the bounds of Presbytery for the next year. 

A petition from the Harnett Church was received 
asking for the dissolution of this church and the follow- 
ing commission was appointed for this dutv : Rev. Messrs. 
A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, J. F. Menius ; Elders S. J. 
Clark and G. D. EUiott. 

A request from the Shiloh Church asking to be allow- 



106 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



ed to change the terms of its call for the pastoral services 
of Rev. A. D. Carswell from five hundred dollars per year 
to seven hundred dollars per year v^as granted, and the 
church was commended for this action. 

Rev. W. S. Golden presented a letter of dismissal from 
East Hanover Presbytery to this Presbytery. After a 
satisfactory examination, he was received and his name 
ordered enrolled when he has signed the obligations re- 
quired of its ministers. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. W. S. Golden 
were received from the following churches : The Carthage 
Church for three Sabbath mornings and one evening ser- 
vice per month at a salary of $1600 per annum in regular 
monthly payments, and free use of the manse; from 
Eureka Church for one morning and two afternoon ser- 
vices per month at a salary of eight hundred dollars per 
year in regular quarterly payments. 

And a request from the Priest Hill Church for the 
pastoral services of Mr. Golden as Stated Supply for the 
next year on terms agreeable to Mr. Golden and the 
church. These calls and reouests were referred to the 
Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

A request from the Pinehurst Church asking to be 
allowed to change the terms of its call to read $3400 per 
year and free use of the manse instead of $3100 per 
year and free use of the manse was granted and the 
church commended for this action and Presbytery also 
expressed its gratitude to Mr. Leonard Tufts who made 
this change possible. 

In answer to a request for a ruling of Presbytery on 
the matter of the examination of the Treasurer's books 
by the Session, Presbytery ordered that the Treasurer's 
books be examined by the session and record of the fact 
be made in the minutes of the session. 

The report from Elise High School was received and 
heard with interest. Same was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Schools and Colleges. 

The resignation of Mr. Ryan McBryde as a Trustee 
of Elise High School was accepted and this vacancy was 
referred to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

A request of Rev. C. W. Worth for a letter of transfer 
to a Presbytery in China was placed on the docket for 
the Adjourn Meeting of Presbytery, and the Chairman 
of the Committee on Foreign Missions was instructed to 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTEEY 107 

take the matter up with the Executive Committee of 
i^ oreign Missions. 

Kev. K. A. McLeod tendered his resignation as pastor 
of tiie Ehse Church. It appearing that the Church con- 
curred, yet reluctantly, in this request. The request was 
granted and the pastoral relationship dissolved to take 
eh'ect June 1, 1929. 

Rev. K. A. McLeod was granted permission to accept 
the call of the Trustees of the Presbyterian Junior Col- 
lege for Men, Maxton, N. C, to become the acting presi- 
dent of that institution. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following re- 
port which was adopted and the Treasurer commended 
ior his diUgence: 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF FAYETTEVILLE 

PRESBYTERY FOR YEAR 1928-29 

Presbytery's Home Missions — Receipts 

From Churches „..„ $ 5,151.27 

Woman's Auxiliaries 907.64 

Young Peoples' Societies „ „ — — 14.75 

Sunday Schools 52.05 

Donations - — - - 250.00 



Total _ „ $ 6,375.71 

Balance from last year $ 245.49 

Loan from Permanent Building Fund 850.00 

Loan from Miscellaneous Building Fund 1,450.00 

Loan from individual 200.00 $ 9,121.20 



Disbursements 

D. M. Clark $ 700.00 

K. McCaskill „ _ „ 72.94 

Dixon McDonald „ 1,400.00 

W. J. Hunneycutt „ 800.00 

C. M. Gibbs -..„ „ 470.82 

D. L. Jones „._ „ 200.50 

R. H. Poole „ _ 200.00 

J. F. Menius — „ 525.00 

R. A. McLeod _ _ „ 600.00 

J. L. McLeon ....._ „„ 600.00 

L. Smith „ 555.00 

W. P. Gibbs . _ _ „„ 325.00 

L. A. MfcLaurin, Treasurer 200.00 

Payment loan to Miscellaneous Building Fund 1,000.00 

Payment loan, Perm'nt Bldg. Fund with int. 869.00 

Payment individual loan and interest 202.31 



Total $ 8,720.57 

Balance on Deposit „.„ $ 400.63 $ 9,121.20 



1 08 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Due on loan Miscellaneous Bldg. Fund....„ $ 450.09 

Special Religious Education — Receipts 

From ChuBches ^ 236.91 

Disbursements 

W. M. Fairley, Chairman, expenses -- $ 700.00 

Balance on deposit » 229.91 $ 236.91 



Presbyterial Fund — Receipts 

Balance from last year „ _ $ 591.47 

From Churches „ 1,902.10 $ 2,493.57 



Disbursements 

Assembly's Assessment, 1927-28 930.00 

Assembly's Assessment, 1928-29 .._...„ 801.99 

Synod's Assessment, 1927-28 171.85 

Printing Minutes, report blanks — 210.39 

State Clerk, salary and expenses ..~ - 221.73 

Permanent Clerk „ „ „ 20.00 

Printing for Treasurer ~ 2.13 



$ 2,358.09 
Balance on deposit - $ 135.48 $ 2,493.57 



Permanent Building Fund — Receipts 

Balance from last year $ 892.74 

Payment of loan to Pres. Home Mis. and int. 869.00 

Interest from Bank „ 21.84 

Interest on loan, Jackson Springs 20.00 $ 1,803.58 



Disbursements 

Loan to Pres. Home Missions $ 850.00 

Balance on savings deposit 953.58 $ 1,803.58 



Miscellaneous Building Fund — Receipts 

Balance from last year $ 1,512.33 

Cape Fear payment on loan 25.00 

Interest from bank — -. 21.83 

Loan from Kenly Church 592.00 

Payment on loan Pres. Home Missions 1,000.00 $ 3,151.16 



Disbursements 

Loan to Pres. Home Missions .". $ 1,450.00 

Donation Eagle Springs 200.00 

Balance on savings deposit 1,501.16 $ 3,151.16 



L. A. McLAURIN, Treasurer. 
We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of the 
treasurer and find them correct. 

C. J. McCALLUM. 
C. D. SMITH. 

The following committee was appointed to make re- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTERY 101) 

port to Presbytery on the advisability of changing the 
hour of the meeting of Presbytery to a morning hour: 
Rev. Messrs. G. F. Kirkpatrick, R. A. McLeod and W. M. 
McLeod. 

Presbytery took recess until 11:00 a. m. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:00 a. m. and heard the 
Presbyterial Sermon by Rev. J. F. Menius on the subject 
of the Deity of Christ from the text, Heb. 13:8. 

Following the Presbyterial Sermon, the Presbyterial 
Communion was conducted by Dr. G. E. Moorehouse and 
Rev. C. B. Craig. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

Second Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M., and was led in 
prayer. 

The Committee on the Minutes of Synod reported 
that it found nothing calling for the action of Presbytery 
at this time, which report was adopted. 

The Commission to dissolve the Longstreet Church 
was continued until the next meeting of Presbytery. 

An overture with reference to military training in 
Church Schools was received and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Bills and Overtures. 

An overture touching the adjustment of the relation- 
ship of ministers and churches with reference to tenure 
and change of pastorate was received and referred to the 
Committee on Bills and Overtures with the request that 
the original paper be sent to the General Assembly. 

The Committee on the change of the hour of the 
meeting of Presbytery made report. The report was 
recommitted to the committee and the committee was 
instructed to report also on the changes in the Manual 
of Presbytery made necessary by the change in the 
hour in the meeting of Presbytery, and also on the ad- 
visability of changing the date of the Fall meeting of 
Presbytery so that Presbytery will meet after the meet- 
ing of Synod, the report to be made as soon as possible. 

The following were elected commissioners from this 
Presbytery to the General Assembly to meet at Montreat, 
N. C, on May 16, 1929: 

Principals — Ministers : V. R. Gaston, J. F. Menius and 
E. L. Siler, D.D. RuHng Elders : D. A. McLauchlin, John 
W. Graham and Lawrence Calhoun. 



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3n 

iHemoriam 



This page is set apart to the memory of the 
following Ruling Elders from this Presbytery 
who departed this life during the year ending 
March 31, 1929: 

S. L. Adams, born April 15, 1859, died May 2, 1928, 
Rowland. 

S. A. Bain, born August 16, 1855, died August 7, 
1928, McMillan. 

D. J. Campbell, born 1848, died May 20, 1928, Be- 
thesda. 

Jesse Carter, born 1848, died June 15, 1928, Bethesda. 

K. M. Currie, born August 20, 1851, died April 25, 

1928, Bensalem. 

W. J. Currie, born April 3, 1846, died March 16, 

1929, Maxton. 

John Graham, Godwin. 

Murdoch McLeod, born May 10, 1849, died July 4, 

1928, Shiloh. 

Dr. J. W. McNeill, born June 28, 1849, died January 
7, 1929, Fayetteville First. 

J. H. McPhail, born June 16, 1860, died January 18, 

1929, Hope Mills. 

Edgar Riley, bom June 3, 1872, died August 10, 1928, 
Shiloh. 



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Alternates — ^IMinisters: A. J. McKelway, F. C. 
Symonds and M. D. McNeill. Euling Elders : McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, H. C. Cameron and H. M, Pinkston. 

Eureka Church was chosen as the place for the next 
stated meeting of the Presbytery to convene on October 
22, 1929, at 10:00 A.M. 

The Stated Clerk reported that no report had come 
into his hands from Licentiates. 

The matter of Licentiate D. A. Blue was referred to 
the Committee on Christian Education to report on this 
matter at the adjourn meeting in June. 

Presbytery took recess until 8:00 p. m. 

Second Day — ^Night Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 8:30 p. m., after having had 
dinner at Flora Macdonald College and at which time a 
number of addresses in the interest of the College were 
made. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made report and 
pending its adoption inspiring addresses were heard by 
Dr. Wm. C. Buchanan, missionary to Japan, and Dr. Lacy 
L. Little, missionary to China. The report went over 
as unfinished business. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
at 9:00 a. m. 

Third Day — ^Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 9:00 a. m. and was led in prayer. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

The unfinished business was taken up and the report 
of the Committee on Foreign Missions was adoptedt. 
REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions makes the following re- 
port: 

During the past year encouraging progress has been made in 
the work of cur six foreign fields in spite of urgent need for re- 
enforcements. 

In Africa there were 1237 additions on profession and a 59% 
increase of contributions by the Native Church, which is supporting 
many out-stations. The whole Bible in the native tongue is now 
in circulation. More missionary doctors and nurses are sorely 
needed and the demand for native workers far exceeds the supply. 

In our West Brazil Mission territory, equal in extent to Georgia 
and the Carolinas, there are over 100 preaching points reporting 
a total of 54 professions of faith. 

In China practically all Mid-China missionaries are back at 
work. Some schools are closed, but all hospitals are running. 



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manned by foreign and native doctors and nurses working in 
harmony. The great majority of the native church was notably 
faithful under recent persecution. 

In North China conditions are rapidly settling to normal. Much 
mission property has been damaged or destroyed. The Senior 
High Schools are closed but many schools of lesser grade are open 
and practically all hospitals. Everywhere missionaries report large 
numbers coming for examination and reception into the church. 
While some fell away, many churches actually increased in num- 
ber and attendance under persecution. 

In Japan 40 students were enrolled in Kobe Seminary, 631 in 
Golden Castle College, and 19 girls graduated from Carrie Mc- 
Millan Home. The kindergarten work continues to bring excellent 
results in reaching both children and parents. The great need is 
for more means to support the work of present forces and for 
many other promising rields to be manned. 

In Korea the number of communicants shows substantial in- 
crease, mission schools report an enlarged attendance, and the 
hospitals report the best year's work in their history. There is 
desperate need for re-enforcement in the fields. 

in Mexico, the work grows steadily in spite of revolution and 
the new laws restricting religious teachings and preaching by 
foreigners. Both Graybiil Memorial and Zitacuaro Girls Schools 
report the best year in their history. However there are hundreds 
of thousands in parts of our Mexican fields yet utterly untouched. 

In regard to finances, the report is not so encouraging. The 
cost of the regular work for the year was $1,209,205 and the 
total receipts for regular work was $1,111,245, thus leaving a 
deficit of $97,959 for the year. The deficit on April 1, 1928, was 
$131,898 which was reduced by $76,699, reducing previous deficit 
to $76,699. Adding this amount to this year's deficit, makes our 
total deficit $174,659, an increase of $42,760 over total deficit of 
previous April. 

The receipts for physical equipment was $50,571. Added to the 
regular receipts, the total this year from all sources was $1,171,451. 
While some churches may not have been as faithful as they should, 
your committee believes the present financial depression to be the 
primary cause of the deficit rather than any want of loyalty. We 
pray the way may be opened for larger giving with a still more 
liberal heart by all the churches during the present church year. 

WE RECOMMEND: 

1. That the Presbytery at this meeting engage in special 
prayer for such an outpouring of the Spirit on our churches as 
will enable the Executive Committee to send to all our Missions 
the desperately needed re-enforcements for which they are plead- 
ing, and will bring our whole church into a deeper sympathy with 
Him on whose great heart lay ever closest and heaviest the burden 
of the unreached. 

2. That all our ministers and church leaders utilize to the 
utmost the Foreign Mission programs, literature, stereopticon 
slides, and visits from foreign missionaries, ofi'ered by the Educa- 
tional Department, in order that missions may be given its 
scriptural place in all departments of our church life. 

3. That during January, 1930, every church, if possible, orga- 



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iiize a Church Shool of Missions, using the approved Foreign Mis- 
sion study books. 

4. That Sunday Schools focus their attention this year upon 
the Foreign Mission Educational Work, designating their Foreign 
Mission contributions to the $100,000 being raised in the Sunday 
Schools for this work, such offerings to be credited to the local 
church Foreign Mission budget. 

5. That Young People's Societies focus their attention this 
year upon the rehabilitation of our medical work in China, desig- 
nating their Foreign Mission offerings to the $10,000 being raised 
in the Societies for this work, such offerings to be credited to the 
local church Foreign Mission budget. 

C. B. CRAIG, Chairman. 

Rev. B. F. Bedinger, D.D., presented a letter of dis- 
misal from Roanoke Presbytery to this Presbytery. After 
an examination as required by the Book of Church Order 
which was sustained as satisfactory, he was received into 
the Presbytery and his name ordered enrolled after he 
has signed the obligation required of its ministers. 

The Committee on Sabbath Schools made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted and it was ordered that the 
recommendations be read in all the Sunday Schools. 

Your Committee on Sabbath Schools would make the following 
report: 

We have examined the reports of the Sabbath Schools of 83 
churches in the Presbytery and find 86 schools with a member- 
ship of 10,472. 

There have been added to the communion from the Sabbath 
Schools 167 by profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
This is 81 less than the number last year. 

50 churches reported no pupils from the Sunday School added 
on confession last year. 

The total gifts to denominational benevolences during the past 
year from the Sunday Schools were $5,860, an increase of $17 
over last year. 

We note that only 11 Sabbath Schools have a workers or teach- 
ers conference held regularly and 3 others occasionally. 

The Bible, Hymns and Catechisms are being memorized in 
most of the schools. 

WE RECOMMEND THAT 

1. Each Sabbath School make an earnest effort to have a 
workers conference meeting regularly to increase the efficiency 
of the school. 

2. The Sabbath Schools be urged to contribute to the various 
benevolent causes of the church. 

3. The Schools be urged to make an effort to secure Clark 
T. Carr to conduct a teachers training class. 

4. Each Sabbath School endeavor to keep as accurate enroll- 
ment as possible. 

5. The Sabbath Schools be urged to observe all special days set 
apart by the Assembly. 



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6. These recommendations be read to each Sabbath School 
in the Presbytery. 

W. L. FOLEY, Chairman. 

The Special Committee on the change of the hour of 
the meeting of Presbytery made report. The recom- 
mendations were taken up seriatim and the report as 
amended and adopted is as follows: 

The Committee on changing the time of convening the stated 
meetings of Presbytery reports as follows: 

I. Hereafter the stated meetings of Presbytery shall be con- 
vened on Tuesday at 10:00 A. M. instead of 8:00 P. M. 

II. That the following general docket be adopted: 

1. Presbytery constituted with prayer. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Fix hours for daily sessions — report of Committee on Ar- 
rangements and orders. 

5. Sermon by the retiring Moderator followed by the Pres- 
byterial Commumon and reading of memorials. 

6. Recess for lunch. 

7. Reading of unprinted minutes. 

8. Report of Stated Clerk touching vacancies. 

9. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

10. Communications. 

11. Sessional records received and referred. 

12. Treasurer's Report. 

13. Reports of special and ad interim committees. 

14. Reports of Executive Committees: 

(a) Home Missions — In the Fall a popular meeting to be the 
first order on Tuesday evening. 

(b) Foreign Missions — In the Spring a popular meeting to be 
the first order on Tuesday evening. 

15. Report of Committee on Assembly's minutes. 

III. That the following changes be made in the manual: 

1. That Section 1, paragraph 3, read as follows: "At every 
stated meeting the retiring Moderator shall preach a sermon at 
the opening session; and at every stated meeting a minister shall 
be appointed to preach a sermon at the next stated meeting upon 
the subject chosen by the Presbytery." 

2. That Section 1, paragraph 4, read as follows: "At each 
stated meeting of Presbytery, following the opening sermon, the 
Lord's Supper shall be celebrated." 

IV. In regard to fixing the date of the Fall meeting of Pres- 
bytery we recommend that no change be made in our present 
custom. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 

A popular meeting in the interest of the state of 
Religion in the Churches was held at which a number of 
addresses were heard. 

The Committee on Campbell's Cemetery made a verbal 
report which was received as information. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 



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terial Relief made report which was received and the 
recommendations were taken up seriatim. The report as 
adopted is as follows: 

in the General Assembly there are 694 candidates of which 
number 336 received aid to the extent of $42,564.00. Two hundred 
and seventy-one students received $39,615.00, while 53 were refused 
loans because of lack of funds. $13,958.00 were spent in University 
work. 

178 ministers, 248 widows and 48 orphans (466 homes) re- 
ceived $193,596.00. The ministerial apportionment was reduced 
from $801.U0 to $700.00. The allotment for widows remaining 
between $350.00 and $400.00. 

The debt on tlie entire committee has been reduced but it still 
amounts to $26,235.00. 

In our Presbytery there are at present 18 young men and 2 
young women who are candidates for the ministry or mission 
service. At the comming commencement season M. P. Calhoun, 
Salem Fellow, completes his postgraduate course at Union. J. W. 
i>racey graduates from the same institution and W. L. McLeod 
from Columbia. Leaving 15 men and two women under care ot 
our Presbytery. 

Our ministers and widows were remitted $5,054.00, our candi- 
dates $1,500.00 and our students granted loans from the Loan 
I^'und totalling $2,550.00. 

We mention with regret that while the Assembly gave $24,520 
more to C. E. and M. R. than it did last year our Presbytery 
gave $738.00 less, lacking $4,851.91 of contributing to this cause 
as much as we received from it. A partial explanation may be 
that only 55 churches out of 98 contributed anything to this 
Assembly's Committee. 
RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the pastor and session who contemplate presenting a 
candidate for the ministry to Presbytery notify the chairman of 
this committee of that intention ordinarily at least one month 
beforehand. 

2. That candidate W. L. McLeod be dismissed to the Presbytery 
of N. Mississippi. 

3. That Presbytery endorse the Ministerial application of the 
following ministers: H. M. Dixon, R. E. Henderlite, D.D., and E. C. 
Murray, D.D., and widows: Nettie M. Goodman, Cornelia Fitzgerald 
Steele, Margaret Gilmour Wicker, and Flora McLauchlin. 

4. That Presbytery approve the appHcations to the Donaldson 
Fund for loans for Clyde Faushee, T. A. Guiton, Allen Jones, and 
Barney McLean. 

5. That Presbytery endorse the Minister's Annuity Fund. 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman. 

Rev. S. M. Erickson of Mobile Presbytery was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 
Third Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 P. M. and was led in 
prayer. 



1I<3 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTERY 

It was ordered that the closing prayer be one of 
special remembrance of Rev. D. L. Jones, Dr. E. C. Cald- 
well and Mrs. J. H. Currie who are at the present in deep 
sorrow or serious illness. 

The Committee on Young Peoples Work made report 
which was received and the recommendations taken up 
seriatim. The report as adopted is as follows : 

Your committee on Young Peoples' Work submits the follow- 
ing report: 

47 S«^-nior Societies m^de complete or partial reports. 

87 Intermediate and Junior Societies made reports. 

These toorether with 6 org:anizations listed under "other forms" 
make a totsl of 90 org^anizations for the young people in the Pres- 
byterv having a total membership of 3,064, These figures show 
a slight gain over last year, especially in membership, the increase 
bpirig 664. 

They reported gifts to benevolences totaling $955, to current 
expenses $815, and miscellaneous contributions of $248, making 
grnii':! total t^ -^ll causes of $2,018. This is a decrease over last 
year of over $700. 

The first conference of the young people held last year at Flora 
Macdonald College has already been reported to PreslDytery, show- 
ins: that there were 110 resristered delegates. Report was also 
made of the splendid rally held by the B. Y. P. L. the last day 
of the conference. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Presbytery give the conference the same united 
supnort which it gave last year. 

2. That there be a concerted effort to get more of our fine 
young people to attend the Synodical Conference at Davidson June 
11-18 pnd the Presbytery's Conference June 20-27. 

8. That we give more study to the Presbyterian Young Peo- 
T)1es' League, as it is well adapted to the needs of our Presby- 
terian young people. That we get their standards and their pro- 
gram material and give them a thorough trial. 

4- Thi't the churches strive to get the young peoples orgraniza- 
tions to adopt a budget, embodying the causes of our church as a 
whole. 

5 Whereas there has been collected $230.00 towards the salary 
for the employment of a director of Relicrious Education in the 
Presbvtery. that the chairman of the Committee on Religious 
Education be instructed to continue the campaign until sufficient 
funds are in hand to employ such a director. 

6. That the pastors seek the co-operation of the Secretary of 
Young Peoples' work in the local Auxiliaries in carrying out these 
recommendations and in promoting the whole program for the 
young people. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MURDOCH MacLEOD, Chairman. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies recommended 
that the calls from the Carthage and Eureka Churches 



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lor the pastoral services of Rev. W. S. Golden be found 
in oraer wliich recommendation was adopted and tiie 
calls were placed in his Hand. He signihed his accept- 
ance of the calls and the lollowing commission was ap- 
pointed to install him : Hev. Messrs. R. A. McLeod, chair- 
man, C. E. Clarke and A. R. McQueen, with Ruling Elders 
M. u. McDonald and McQueen Bailey. Alternates: Rev. 
D. McD. Monroe and Rev. R. G. Matheson, with Ruhng 
Elders D. S. Blue and i). A. McLauchlin. 

A request lor the pastoral services of Rev. W. S. 
Golden as stated supply of the Priest Hill Church for 
the next year on terms agreeable to himself and the 
Church was granted. 

Tne Committee on Bills and Overtures made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 

1. That the loliowing- overture be approved and sent to the 
General Assembly: 

The Presbytery of Faj-etteville respectfully overtures the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S., convening 
at Montreat, N. C, on May 16, 1929, to appomt an ad interim 
committee to study the whole question of tne tenure and change 
of pastorates with a view co suggesting some fuither agency w^ch 
deimed powers for the adjustment of the relationship of ministers 
and churches. 

The petition asking the Presbytery to send up the above over- 
ture is attached hereto by order of the Presbytery. 

2. That the overture asking the Synod to take some action 
against compulsory military training in church schools, and also 
the overture asking that a protest touching the same matter be senr 
to the Trustees of Davidson College from this Presbytery be 
ansv/ered in the negative. 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges made report 
which was received. Pending the adoption addresses 
were heard in the interest of Elise High School and the 
Junior College for Men. The report as adopted is as 
follows : 

Your Committee on Schools and Colleges makes the following 
report : 

WE RECOMMEND THAT 

1. Mr. McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen and Mr. Jesse Gibson be elected to succeed themselves as 
trustees of Flora Macdonald College. 

2. C. D. Hutaff be elected trustee of Elise High School to 
succeed Ryan McBride, resigned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. FOLEY, Chairman. 



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The Report of the Stewardship Committee was 
docketed for the June adjourn meeting. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to write to Rev. D. L 
Jones a letter of sympathy in, the loss of his mother. 

The Committee on Assembly's Minutes made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Assembly's Minutes report: 

We have carefully examined the proposed amendment to Book 
of Church Order and fail to see the need of proposed change. 

The Book of Church Order was entirely revised within the past 
4 years, and there seems to be no need of the amendment. 
WE RECOMMEND THAT 

The request be not consented to. 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Home Missions made the following 
report which was adopted : 

The thirty-eight churches and the two missions in the Home 
Mission groups of the Presbytery have all been supplied since the 
Fall m.eeting cf Presbytery. Five hundred and eighty-six preach- 
'nfT services v/ere held besides mid-week services and work accom- 
plished in Young People's Societies. There were sixty-one con- 
fessions of faith, and fifty-one additions to the church on con- 
fession, and forty-two by letter. Thirty-four Sabbath Schools 
were maintained. 

The Sherwood Church is rejoicing at the completion of their 
new church building, which is to be dedicated in June. The new 
church building at Eagle Springs is rapidly nearing completion. 
Several church buildings have been repaired. 

All the churches except two made the Every Member Canvass, 
and eight paid their apportionments in full. 

Two fields. Flat Branch and Bensalem, will be vacant by the 
first of June, but steps are being taken to supply them. 
RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That $200 be donated to the Eagle Springs Church to 
enable them to get their new building in condition for use. 

2. That the Treasurer be instructed to pay the insurance 
premium on the manse at Providence. 

3. That Rev. C. M. Gibbs be instructed to take out an insur- 
ance policy on the church building at Coats, and that the Treasurer 
be instructed to pay premium on same. 

4. That the Presbytery request the same amount from the 
Symonds Committee as was asked last year, namely, $1300.00. 

5. That Rev. A. R. McQueen be instructed to supply the Grove 
Church for another year, on terms agreeable to himself and the 
church. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 
The Committee on Evangelism made the following 
report which was adopted: 

We recommend that the following appointments be made for 
the Spring and Summer Evangelistic Campaign: 



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Manly, A. D. Carswell; Cameron, A. T. Lassiter; Culdee, W. S. 
Golden; i^riest Hill, C. E. Clarke; Rex, W. iS. Golden; Galatia, 
^. T. Lassiter; Spence, J. F. Ivlenius; Wiidwood, W. L. Foley; 
Providence (special arrangement), B. R. Lacy; Sherwood, L. A. 
McLaurin; Naomi, L. Smith; Sunny side, A. T. Lassiter; Erwin, 
W. L. }^'oiey; Sardis, E. B. Carr; Mt. Tabor, G. W. Hanna; Flat 
Branch, A. J. McKelway; Ephesus, L. A. McLaurin; Bunlevei, 
C. i:^. Clarke; Lumber Bridge, W. M. McLeod; Mt. Pisgah, F. M. 
±iain; Lealiec, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

The Committee on Printed Minutes made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted: 

Your Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery beg 
leave to make the following report: 

We have carefully compared the official written minutes of the 
Stated Clerk with the ofticial printed minutes and tind it to be 
din. exact copy of the official written minutes, and we recommend 
tuat tnis printed copy be made tJae official copy of Presbytery. 
Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. E. CLARKE, Chairman. 

The Committee on Woman's Work made the following 
report wnich was adopted: 

Fayetteville Presbyterial met at Laurinburg this year and re- 
mained 111 sesiiion during April 9th and 10th. Sessions were well 
attended both days ana close attention was given to the entire 
program. Twenty-one Presbyterial ofncers and eighty-two dele- 
gates were present. Total attendance including officers and vis- 
itors, 430. 

iour committee would recommend that this Presbytery put 
on record its appreciation for the splendid work that our women 
are doing along all lines of Christian service. 

Sixty-seven of the churches have organizations with a total 
membership of 3,386. The societies contributed to Foreign Mis- 
sions during the past year the sum of $5,346; Assembly's Home 
Missions, $2,344; Birthday gifts to Womens Training School, $93; 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, $1,422; Publication 
and Sunday School Work, $304; Assembly's School for Lay Work- 
ers, $157; Bible Cause, $167; Synod's Home Missions, $1,371; 
Orphans Homes, $2,730; Educational Institutions, $2,739; Pres- 
bytery's Home Missions, $1,675. Total to Denomination Benevo- 
lences, $19,170. Local church work, $6,116; Miscellaneous, $4,641. 
Total to all cause, $29,927. $8 per capita. Decrease, $1,051. They 
repw.t Iciii prayer bands, and Bible Ciasse, three Family Alters, 
595 Tithers, 643 Mission Study Classes— Home 56, Foreign 59. 

V. R. GASTON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted: 

Y''our Committee on Nominations presents the following report: 

1. Trustees: 

(a) Trustees of Donaldson Fund — Claud Rankin to succeed 



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Dr. J. W. McNeill, deceased, Hector McKeithan to succeed J. H. 
Culbreth. 

(b) Trustees of Sandy Grove Church — S. J. Cameron and 
Neal A. McPayden to succeed themselves. Exit Spring, 1932. 

2. Standing Committee: 

(a) Vacancy and Supply — E. H. Williamson to succeed Dr. 
J. W, McNeill, deceased. 

(b) Sermon at Fall meeting of Presbytery — Rev. C. S. Mat- 
thews, D.D., subject: "The Power of the Resurrection." 

3. Permanent Committee: 

(a) Evangelization — Rev. J. T. Barham to succeed Rev. L. 
Smith, resigned. 

4. Committee on Examination: 

(a) Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. W. S. Golden 
to succeed Rev. L. Smith, resigned. 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

The Committee on Men's Work made a report which 
was received as information. 

The Stated Clerk read the list of the Ruling Elders 
deceased during the last year. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Following approved without exception: 

Rex, Providence, Carthage, Ashpole, Maxton, Leaflet, Bunnlevel, 
Sardis, Westminister, Rowland, Benson, Shiloh. Spence, Wildwood, 
Smyrna, Raven Rock, Dunndarrack, Bethel, Highland, Sunnyside, 
Red Springs, Lillington, Duke (Erwin), Eureka, Pinehurst, Lum- 
berton. Spies, Cameron, Rock Branch. Galatia, West End, Vass, 
Center, McPherson, Cypress, Hope Mills, Philadelphus. Bensalem, 
Cape Fear, Elise, Phiiippi, Midway, Flat Branch, Lumber Bridge, 
Fairmont, Parkton, Wade, Dunn. 

Following approved with the exception: 

1. Not stated that Treasurers Book was approved: Laurinburg, 
Laurel Hill, Pembroke, Antioch. St. Pauls, Bluff, Lakeview, Sandy 
G^:ove, Godwin, Church of the Covenant, Fayetteville First, Union. 

2. Session did not meet quarterly: Eagle Springs, Mt. Carmel, 
Camerol Hill, Montpelier, Culdee, Lakeview, Mt Tabor. 

3. Book was not brought to Presbytery last Spring: Mount 
Pisgah, Hebron, Gibson. 

4. No Statistical report included: Eagle Springs. 

5. Records incomplete, or outside matter included: Hebron, 
Barbecue. 

6. Minutes were not approved by the session: lona. 

7. Certain meetings of session not stated as being opened or 
closed with prayer: Antioch, Palestine, Harnett. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. P. MENIUS, Chairman. 

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number of copies of the minutes of Presbytery and docket 
printed. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns, it 
adjourn to met in the First Presbyterian Church, Fay- 
etteville, N. C, on June 11, 1929, at 1:30 P. M. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

The Leave of Absence Committee wishes to submit the follow- 
ing report : 

We recommend that the follov/ing be excused for absences: 

1. After Wednesday afternoon: Rev. M. D. McNeill, Mr. J. 
W. Granam, Mr. A. L. Monroe, Mr. A. T. Lassiter, Mr. John Mon- 
roe, Mr. E. H. Cook, Mr. J. C. Bain, Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, Mr. 
W. D. Buliard (until Thursday morning), Mr. J. C. McDuffie, Mr. 
W. Stuart Es^ans, Mr. L. A. Mclnnis. 

2. After Wednesday Night Session: Rev. W. L. Foley, Mr. 
H. M. Pinkston, Mr. D. S. Blue, Mr. D. C. Shaw, Mr. Z. V. Blue, 
Mr. J. G. Wright, Rev. Wm. C. Buchanan, Mr. W. J. McDiarmid, 
Mr. D. A. Patterson, Mr. Preston Woodall, Mr. John S. Johnson, 
Jr., Rev. Dixon McDonald, Mr. A. W. McLean, Mr. F. T. Curry. 

3. After Thursday morning session: Mr. John McLeod, Rev. 
J. T. Barham, Mr. D. C. Holder, Rev. R. H. Poole, Mr. A. G. 
McLeod. 

4. Excused from final roll call: Rev. G. E. Moorehouse, Rev. 
Neill Mclnnis, Rev. W. M. McLeod, Rev. C. G. Vardell, Rev. A. J. 
PiicKeiway, Mr. L. Calhoun. 

5. Excused from attendance on entire meeting of Presbytery: 
Rev. D. L. Jones. 

The following absences noted but not excused: 

1. After Wednesday afternoon session: S. T. Clark, E. H. 
Lasater, M. A. Thompson, D. A. Huffins, L. Z. Collier, J. A. 
Campbell. 

2. After Wednesday night session: Rev. J. M. Lemmon, S. P. 
Cameron, F. A. Monroe, H. C. Cameron, Thos. N. Holmes, E. L. 
McNair, D. Nordan, E. H. McKinnon, J. C. Byrd, Sam Dilling. 

3. After Thursday morning session: D. P. Ray, Rev. E B. 
Carr, N. A. McKay, N. B. McDonald, W. W. Bishop. 

J. L. McLEAN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Thanks made the following report 
which was adopted : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville wishes to record its deep ap- 
preciation of the gracious hospitality extended by the pastor and 
congregation of the Red Springs Church, also the students and 
faculty of Flora Macdonald College for its splendid entertainment 
and provision of bounty. Everything possible has been done to 
make our stay among you comfortable and profitable. We sha i 
always recall with pleasure our sojourn among you. 

That heavens richest blessing rest upon this church and its 
pastor is our imal word of prayer as we bid you farewell. 

H„ W. KOELLING, Chairman. 



122 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The rule requiring roll call was dispensed with for 
this meeting and the roll call omitted. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn, 
prayer and the benediction to meet in Adjourned Session 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, on June 
11, 1929, at 1:30 P.M. 

G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, June 11, 1929. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in adjourned ses- 
sion in the First Presbyterian Church at 1 :30 P. M. and 
was opened with devotional exercises conducted by the 
Moderator, Rev. G. W. Hanna. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, 

L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, C. B. 

Craig, J. F. Menius, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, G. W. 

Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, 

D. McD. Monroe, F. C. Symonds, D. M. Clark, J. T. 
Barham, W. S. Golden and B. F. Bedinger.— 20. 

Ruling Elders: D. A. Huffins, Cameron Hill; W. W. 
McGirt, Centre ; D. M. Fairley, Church of the Covenant ; 

E. H. WilHamson, First Church, Fayetteville; J. A. Mc- 
Arthur, McPherson. — 5. 

A communication from Roanoke Presbytery express- 
ing appreciation of Dr. B. F. Bedinger, recently received 
into this Presbytery from Roanoke Presbytery, was read 
and received as information. 

It was ordered that the request of Rev. C. W. Worth 
for a letter of dismissal to the Presbytery of Kiangnan, 
Church of Christ in China, be granted. 

The Stewardship Committee presented the following 
report which was adopted: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 123 



The Committee on Stewardship submits the following report on 
the Every Member Canvass of March, 1929: 

73 churches report a canvass made. 24 churches, with a total 
of over 1800 members, report no canvass. 

Amount subscribed to Benevolent Causes $51,534.00 

Amount subscribed to Current Expenses 82,802.00 



Total „..; _ „ _.„„ $134,336.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

A History of Sherwood Church was read to the Pres- 
bytery by the author, Rev. D. L. Jones. The appreciation 
of the Presbytery for this valuable service was expressed 
by formal vote and it was ordered that a copy of the 
history be placed in the files of the Presbytery. 

The Chairman of the Historical Committee, Dr. E. L. 
Siler, was authorized to request the churches of the Pres- 
bytery to prepare histories of their organizations to be 
filed with the Presbytery, and it was ordered that the 
requests be made to the churches in their alphabetical 
order, six churches requested to prepare their histories 
for each stated meeting of the Presbytery until the list 
has been completed. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief made the following report which was 
adopted : 

1. That candidate J. W. Bracey be granted a letter of dismissal 
to Norfolk Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery sanction the request of Wooly Croker for 
a loan from the Student Loan Fund for $150.00. 

3. That Presbytery examine Frank S. Blue of the Carthage 
Church with a view to receiving him under the care of the Pres- 
bytery as a candidate for the ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman. 

Mr. Frank S. Blue was introduced to the Presbytery 
and after a satisfactory examination as required by the 
Book of Church Order, he was received under the care 
of the Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry, and 
placed under the direction of the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief. 

The Moderator announced the appointment of Rev. 
R. G. Matheson as a committee to prepare a memorial 
of the life and labors of Rev. V. R. Gaston, deceased. 

It was ordered that the Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief confer with Licentiate D. A. 



124 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Blue and make a recommendation to the Presbytery at 
the next Spring meeting regarding the question of con- 
tinuing this brother's name on the roll of the Presbytery. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns it adh 
journ to meet in the Presbyterian Church at Raeford, 
N. C, on July 1, 1929, at 10:30 A. M. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. J. T. 
Barham to meet in adjourned session in the Raeford 
Presbyterian Church on July 1, 1929, at 10 :30 A. M. 
Signed, G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 
D. McD. MONROE, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 









REPORT OF SABBATH SCHOOLS 






MEMBERSHIP 


s 


BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUTIONS. [Leave out r.»,s. „Ht. n.,„.. H„„„, 


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(Continued from inside front cover) 

3. Foreign Missions — C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, J. M. Lemmon, 
J. M. Wilson and M. C. McDonald. 

4. Religious Education — W. M. Fairley, Chairman. 

Sec. I. Sabbath Schools— W. L. Foley, Neill Mclnnis, J. F. 
Menius, L. A. McGeachy and Chas. G. Rose. 
Sec. II. Y. P. Work— W. M. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, A. J. 
McKelway, Mac Cameron, W. A. West. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — G. W. Hanna, W. M. Fairley, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. B. Black, W. DeB. McEachin. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — J. L. McLean. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion— J. B. Black, M. D. McNeill, 
G. W. Hanna, John Graham and A. R. McEachem. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. F. Menius. 

4. Chairman of Committee on State of Religion in the Churches 
— G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

5. Bible Cause— W. M. McLeod, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Orphans* Home— J. B. Black, E. B. Carr and J. S. McRae. 

7. Woman's Work— V. R. Gaston, E. B. Carr and W. A. West. 

8. Stewardship — D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, L. 
A. McLaurin, G. W. Hanna, D. McD. Monroe, J. P. Russell, 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, C. M. Gibbs, R. A. Mc- 
Leod, A. R. McQueen and J. McN. Johnson. 

10. Auditing Committee— A. T. McKellar, C. D. Smith, C. J. Mc- 
Callum. 

11. Evangelization — J. T. Barham, Fairley Murray and D. S. 
Currie. 

12. Men's Work— John W. Graham, Edgar Hall, C. L. Johnston, J 
M. Wilson and D. S. Currie. 

13. Synod's Home Missions— H. A. McLeod, L. Smith, E. H. Wil- 
liamson. 

14. Schools and Colleges— W. L. Foley, G. F. Kirkpatrick, F. M. 
Bain, E. H. Williamson, and A. R. McEachem. 

15. Chairman on Assembly's Minutes — R. G. Matheson. 

16. Chairman on Synod's Minutes — R. E. Henderlite. 

17. Vacancy and Supply — L. Smith, Neill Mclnnis and E. H. 
Williamson. 

18. Secretary of Stewardship — D. L. Jones. 

19. Presbyterial Sermon— C. S. Matthews, D.D. Subject, The 
Power of the Resurrection. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

Natural Science— D. L. Jones, C. G. Vardell, C. M. Gibbs, 
V. R. Gaston, J. L. McLean. 

English Branches— C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 
R. A. McLeod, A. J. McKelway. 



8. Latin and Greek — M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, D. L. Jones, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemons. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, J. B. Black 
and L. M. Blue, 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, D. McD. Monroe and J. L. McLean. 

6. Theology— E. L. Siler, E. C. Murray, A. R. McQueen, W. M. 
Fairley, W. L. Foley and H. W. Koelling. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — W. S. Golden, V. R. 
Gaston, G. W. Hanna. 

8. Ecclessiastical History — R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Foley, M. D. McNeill. 

9. English Bible-^. B. Black, R. E. Henderlite, R. H. Poole. 



The following is the percentage distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1929, as approved by Pres- 
bytery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds are 
to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of the 
total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 31.8 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
Assebly's Home Missions 16.8 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Edu. & Min. Rel 8.1 Mr. John Stites, 5th and Market 

Sts., Louisville, Ky. 
Religious Education 2.1 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School .6 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause 6 Mr. Gilbert Darling, Bible 

House, New York City. 
Synod's Home Mission 10. Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Schools and Colleges „ 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Seminary 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, 

Va. 
Orphans' Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 
Presbytery's H. Missions 12.5 Treasurer of Home Mission 

Funds in the Presbytery. 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS ORDERED BY SYNOD 

1. For the Orphans' Home at Barium Springs, a special offer- 
ing during the Thanksgiving season. This is to be over and above 
the regular budget askings for the Orphans' Home. To be so 
marked and sent at once to Mir. Jos. B. Johnston, Treasurer, Barium 
Springs. 

1. For William Black Home for Religious Workers, a special 
offering the last Sabbath in May or some other convenient time by 
the Churches, Auxiliaries, Sunday Schools, Men's Organizations, 
Y. P. Societies and other organizations, to be sent to Mr. W. H. 
Belk, Treasurer, Charlotte. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING AT RAEFORD 

CALLED MEETING AT FAYETTEVILLE 

TWO-HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THIRD 

STATED MEETING AT EUREKA CHURCH 

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ADJOURNED MEETING AT FAYETTEVILLE 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. J. F. Menius, Moderator Lillingtop 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk Maxton 

R-^v. C. M. Gibbs, Permanent Clerk Erwin 

Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt, Temporary Clerk Fayetteville 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer Rowiana 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. V/. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

^^dt Fn.ll, ] 080— W. M. Fairley. 
Exit Fall, 1931— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fill, 1932— W. A. West. 
Exit Fall, 1933— K. A. McDonald. 

TRUSTEES OF FLiSJb: HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1930— Rev. W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron, C. D. Hutaff. 
Exit Fall, 1931— Rev. R. G. Matheson, N. J. Carter, McI. Keimedy. 
Exit Fall, 1932— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. 6. 

McClelland. 
Exit Fall, 1933— Rev. D. D. McCrimmon, J. R. McQueen, M. C. 

McDonald. 
Trustee at Large — Rev. Lacy McDuffie. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1930— Rev. C. B. Craig, Edwin Morgan, A. W. Mc- 
Lean, John M. Brown. 

Exit Sprinrr, 1931 — E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest 
Graham, W. T. Covington. 

Exit Spring, 1932— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, Rev. A. 
R. McQueen, Jesse Gibson. 

Trustees at Large — S. B. McLean, Col. John Gribbel. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. G. Rose, Claud Rankin, Hector McKeithan, Chas. Rankin, Dr. 

D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Stedman, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J 
W. McLauchlin, H. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall, L. A. McGeachy. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1930— J. B, Cameron, N. S. Blue. 

Exit Spring, 1931 — Alex Campbell. 

Exit Spring, 1932 — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, Neill Mclnnis, A. D. Carswell, 
W. S. Golden, L. A. McLaurin, C. B. Craig, F. C. Symonds, 

E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay, A. R. McEachern, John W. 
Graham. 

2. Christian Eduicafion and Ministerial Relief — F. C. Symonds, G. 

F. Kirkpatrick, W. L. Foley, Chas. Rankin and A. W. McLean. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Raeford, N. C», July 1, 1929. 

Fayetteville Presbtery met in adjourned session in 
the First Presbyterian Church at 10:30 A. M., and Vvas 
opened yAtli prayer by the Moderator, Rev. G. W. Hanna. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Mmiater^: J. T. Barnain, E. H. Poole, D. McD. Monroe, 
W. M. Fairley, Neill Mclmiis, W. J. Hunneycutt, A. D. 
Carsv/ell, G. W. Hanna, F. M. Bain, T. C. Croker, D. L. 
Jones G. E. Moorehouse, L. A. McLaurin and R. A. Mc- 
Leod— 14. 

Ruliitg Elders: J. A. Plodgin, Antioch; W. C. Smith, 
Lakeview; McQueen Bailey, Union, and W. D. Smith, 
Vass— 4. 

The commission to install Rev. W. S. Golden pastor of 
the Carthage and Eureka Churches reported this duty 
performed on June 16, 1929. The report was approved» 

Rev. D. McD. Monroe offered his resignation as pastor 
of the Vass, Lakeview and Union Churches and asked the 
Presbytery to dissolve the pastorial relations existing 
between him and said churches. The representatives of 
the churches were heard stating that the churches had 
agreed to concur in this request. The request was grant- 
ed and the pastoral relations dissolved. 

At his own request. Rev. D. McD. Monroe v/as grant- 
ed a letter of dismissal to the Greenbrier Presbytery, 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to v/rite a letter of 
condolence to Mrs. Neill S, Blue, whose husband depart- 
ed this life on June 30, 1929. Mr. Blue was a citizen of 
Raeford and a liberal supporter of the work of the church. 

The request of candidate Barney E. McLean for a 
loan from the Ministerial Educational Fund was approv- 
ed, and the chairman of the Committee on Christian 
Education was instructed to sign the application when 
he receives it properly filled out. 

The minutes were read andi approved. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet in stated session in the 



130 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Eureka Church, R. L, Vass, N. C, at 10:00 A, M., on 
October 22, 1929. 

G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 

R. H. POOLE, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, August 27, 1929. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in special session 
in the First Presbyterian Church, at 3 :30 P. M., and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. R. A. McLeod. 

The following were enrolled: 

Ministers: I. N. Clegg, R. A. McLeod, T. C. Croker, 
G. W. Hanna, D. M. Clark, J. Lee McLean and R. H. Poole 
—7. 

Ruling Elders: J. W. Graham, Bethesda; H. A. Bain, 
Bluff; J. C. Williams, Godwin; J. M. McMillan, McMillan; 
J. A. McArthur, McPherson— 5. 

The following call for this meeting was read and 
found in order: 

Red Springs, N. C, August 7, 1929. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call a meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to be held in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Tuesday, August 27, 
1929, at 3:30 P. M., to transact the following business if the way 
be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. R. H. Poole 
and the Bluff, Godwin and McMillan Churches, and to dismiss him 
to Wilmington Presbytery. 

2. To act on request from Rev. W. P. Gibbs for letter of 
dismissal to Roanoke Presbytery. 

(Signed) G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 

Rev. R. H. Poole offered his resignation as pastor of 
the Bluff, Godwin and McMillan Churches and requested 
Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral relations existing be- 
tween him and the churches. The churches were heard 
from through their representatives and expressed a will- 
ingness to concur in the request. The request was grant- 
ed and the pastoral relations dissolved. 

At his own request, Rev. R. H. Poole was granted a 
letter of dismissal to Wilmington Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 181 

At his own request, Hev. W. P. Gibbs was granted a 
letter of dismissal to Roanoke Presbytery. 
The minutes were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Ruling Elder 
J. A. McArthur. 

G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 
R. H. POOLE, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THIRD STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Vass, N. C, R. F. D. No. 1, October 22, 1929. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
thirty-third stated meeting in the Eureka Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A. M. and was opened with devotional 
exercises. 

Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer by 
Rev. G. W. Hanna, the retiring moderator. 

The following were present and enrolled or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, C. G. Vardell, L. Smith, A. 
R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, R. A. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, 
G. E. Moorehouse, E. L, Siler, C. B. Craig, J. F. Menius, 
C. M. Gibbs, E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, F. M. 
Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. CarswelL W, L. Foley, W. J. 
Hunneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. McLeod, F. C. Symonds, 
A. J. McKelway (2), D. M. Clark, J. Lee McLean, C. E. 
Clarke, J. T. Barham^, W. S. Golden, D. L. Jones and G. F. 
Kirkpa trick — 3 1 . 

Ruling Elders: J. C. Campbell, Antioch; N. S. Britt, 
Bensalem; Ryan McBryde (2), Bethel; T. D. McLean (2), 
Bethesda; D. J. Pierce, Cameron; M. McL. Kelly, Car- 
thage; J. W. Sinclair, Centre; L. Calhoun (2), Church 
in the Pines; H. A. McCallum, Culdee; D. M. Cameron, 
Cypress; Edgar Hall (2), Dundarrach; J. A. Campbell, 
Eagle Springs; J. W. Hill, Elise; J, F. Lynch (2), Erwin; 
M. R. Blue, Eureka; Charles Rankin, Fayetteville First; 
J. G. Shaw (2), Flat Branch; F. A. Monroe, Galatia; 
J. S. Ray, Hope Mills ; C. C. Price, Zona ; J. F. Patterson, 



132 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Jackson Springs; N. L. Gibbon, Lakeview! H. F. Monroe 
(2), Laurel Hill; W. DeB. McEachin, Laurinburg; N. H. 
G. Balfour (2), Lumber Bridge; D. P. Kelly, Manley; 
J. P. Wiggins, Maxton ; W. C. Williams, McMillan ; J. A. 
Graham, McPherson; N. A. McKay, Montpelier; Hugh 
Monroe, Pembroke ; W. J. Wadsworth (2) ; Priest Hiil ; 
J. A. McCallum, Philadelphus ; W. C. Guinn, Philippi ; J. 
Bruce Cameron, Pinehurst; R. J. McLeod, Mt. Pisgah; 
W. T. Covington (2), Raeford; E. H. Lassater (2), Raven 
Rock; H. Grantham, Red Springs; H. C. Cameron, Rock 
Branch; Dr. W. E. Evans, Rowland; Dr. P. P. McCain, 
Shiloh; D. C. Stewart, Smyrna; L. L. McGoogan, St. 
Pauls; S. D. Smith, Sunnyside; W. S. Bailey, Union; W. 
D. Smith, Vass ; D. A. Patterson, West End ; W. R. Mash- 
burn, Horseshoe — 49. 

Rev. J. F. Menius was elected Moderator and Rev. 
W. J. Hunneycutt, Temporary Clerk. 

The committee on Orders and Arrangements made 
the following report, which was adopted : 

1. Hours of daily session: 9:00 A. M. to 12:30 P. M., 2:00 
P. M. to 5:00 P. M., 7:00 P. M. to adjourn at will. 

2. Orders — Tuesday: 11:30 A. M. Moderator's sermon, Com- 
munion Service and Memorial Service. 7:00 P. M. Popular Meet- 
ing — Home Missions and Evangelism. 

Wednesday. 11:30 A. M. Presbyterial Sermon. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 
The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

1. Bills and Overtures — Rev. G. W. Hanna, Rev. D. L. Jones, 
and Ruling Elders Dr. P. P. McCain and D. C. Stewart. 

2. Cafls and Supplies — Rev. F. M. Bain, Rev. L. Smith, and 
Ruling Elders C. C. Price and J. F. Patterson. 

3. Nominations — Rev. Neill Mclnnis, Rev. J. B. Black, and 
Ruling Elders D. J. Pierce and H. A. McCallum. 

4. Judicial— Dr. E. L. Siler, Rev. D. M. Clark, and Ruling 
Elders J. C. Campbell and N. S. Britt. 

5. Arrangements and Orders — Rev. W. S. Golden and Ruling 
Elder M. R. Blue. 

6. Minutes of General Assembly — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick. Rev. 
W. M. McLeod, and Ruling Elders J. P. Wiggins, Charles Rankin 
and H. Grantham. 

7. Printed Minutes^Rev. A. D. Carswell, Rev. C. G. Vardell, 
Dr. G. E. Moorehouse, and Ruling Elders J. A. Graham, W. C. R. 
Williams and J. W. Hill. 

8. Leave of Absence — Rev. J. L. McLean, Rev. C. B. Craig, 
and Ruling Ender R. J. McLeod. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies on Boards 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 133 

of Trustees of Educational Institutions which report was 
referred to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

The Stated Clerk made report on other vacancies 
which report was referred to the Committee on Nomina- 
tions. 

A communication from Rev. S. M. Tenney, and an 
overture touching the work of the Historical Foundation 
was received and referred to the Standing Committee 
on Bills and Overtures. 

A communication from Dr. J. D. Leslie, Stated Clerk 
of the General Assembly, touching the matter of Union 
with the United Presbyterian Church, was received and 
referred to the Standing Committee on Minutes of the 
Assembly. 

A communication from the Director of Country 
Church Work touching the matter of the establishment 
of a Committee of Presbytery on Country Church Work, 
was received and referred to the Committee on Bills and 
Overtures. 

The commission to dissolve Harnett Church made the 
following report which was adopted: 

Lillington, N. C, Mlay 26, 1929. 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to dis- 
solve the Harnett Church met at the church on May 26, 1929. 
The following were present: Rev. A, R. McQueen, chairman, and 
Revs. J. F. Menius and C. M. Gibbs, and Ruling Elders S. J. Clark 
and Geo. D. Elliot. The commission was opened with devotional 
exercise conducted by Rev. J. F. Menius and prayer by Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed clerk of the commission. 

The way being clear, the church was dissolved and letters of 
dismission were granted to the members of the church to the 
churches of their choice. 

The following committee was appointed to make disposition of 
the property of the church: Rev. D. M. Clark, A. J. Bain, Robert 
Wicker and E. M. Bain. 

The minutes of the commission were read and approved. 

The commission adjourned with the singing of a hymn, prayer 
and the benediction. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. M. GIBBS, Clerk of the Commission. 
Rev. J. F. Menius, Dr. E. L. Siler and Rev. A. J. Mc- 
Kelway, and Ruhng Elders John W. Graham and D. A. 
McLauchlin presented reports of their attendance on the 
sessions of the General Assembly as commissioners from 
this Presbytery. These reports were received and these 
brethren commended for their diligence. 



134 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



A communication from Mr. D. P. McDonald with ref- 
erence to a Historical Sketch of the Barbecue Church, 
which Mr. McDonald is preparing, was received and re- 
ferred to the Historical Committee. 

Rev. Dewey M. Newton of Greenbrier Presbytery and 
Rev. C. L. Wicker of Orange Presbytery were introduced 
to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Presbytery's Treasurer made a verbal report which 
was received as information. 

A history of the Benson Church prepared by Ruling 
Elder Preston Woodall and a history of the Aberdeen 
Church prepared by Rev. Carl B. Craig were received and 
it was ordered that these histories be filed in the safe 
of the Presbytery. Presbytery expressed its appreciation 
to the writers of these histories. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:30 A. M. and heard a 
sermon by Rev. G. W. Hanna, the retiring Moderator, 
from the text H. Timothy 2:9. Following the sermon, 
the Presbj^ferial Communion was conducted by Revs. G. 
Vv^. Hanna and J. F. Menius. 

The following memorial of Rev. V. R. Gaston was 
read and adopted by rising vote: 

REV. VIR'GIL KILEY GASTON 

Virgil Riley Gaston was bom in Spartanburg County, South 
Carolina, March 16, 1869, and died at the Manse at Aberdeen, 
North C.grolina,. June 20. 1929, vzhere he had bfien pastor and lived 
since 1916. He had served the church at Aberdeen (Bethesda) 
in connection with Montpelier Church, Wagram, for thirteen years 
and had greatly endeared himself by his faithfulness and friend- 
liness to the people of these two congregations and to people of 
all faiths in these two communities. His death was a great sorrow 
to his people and to numbers of others who respected and loved 
him. as a man and a minister. 

Funeral services v/ere conducted in the church at Aberdeen, 
where for thirteen years he had been the faithful minister and 
pastor. His body was laid to rest in Bethesda cemetery by the 
side of his son David, who died in 1921. 

It would be hard to think of a more grief-stricken people than 
the crowd which came to his funeral. Sometimes a few seats at 
the front of the church will hold those who mourn. This time 
the v/hole church could not seat the number who were sorrowing. 

One of the touches at the funeral which reflected the character 
of the man was the lavish and beautiful offering of home grown 
flowers. He had requested that this be done and money that might 
be spent on flowers be devoted to some other cause. 

Some account of his life and work, as the writer has been able 
to collect it, follows: 

Brother Gaston was a graduate of Davidson College in the class 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTERY 13.^ 



of 1893 and he took his course in theology at Columbia Seminary, 
and was graduated in the class of 1896. 

His first charge was Mt. Zion Church in Harmony Presbytery, 
where he was ordained and installed soon after leaving the sem- 
inary. After serving Mt. Zion Church for ten years, he moved to 
the state of Virginia to become pastor of Chatham and Spring 
Garden Churches, where he remained only three years and went 
to the Park Avenue Church, Norfolk, for a yet shorter time. His 
little son David was in bad health and the Norfolk climate made 
it necessary for him to leave. He was there for about one year. 

From Norfolk he comes to Fayetteville Presbytery to live and 
to die. Antioch church near Red Springs is his next charge, with 
Montpelier Church part of the six years he served Antioch. 

From Antioch he comes to Aberdeen, where he closes his min- 
istry after having been in harness for thirty-three years and 
serving this group thirteen years. The writer has been for some 
years a neighbor to Brother Gaston and has heard from time to 
time many expressions of appreciation of his work as pastor and 
minister. 

It is not possible nor advisable to give details of Brother Gas- 
ton's work in his several charges in this Memorial. To say that 
he was a faithful and effective w^orker in his calling tells the story 
of his life and states the fact. 

As is true of all real men, his life and work were built upon 
the sure foundation of a strong character. A man of great 
gentleness and tolerance, yet a man of conviction, he never failed 
to make you feel the genuineness of his character. He also gave 
you the impression of resei-ved force that when occasion demanded 
he would always be capable of developing more power. And 
truly such was the man, — he was never mentally nor spiritually 
bankrupt. 

Brother Gaston's home life was beautiful and happy. He was 
happily married in 1897 to Miss Mamie McCallum of Sumter, S. C.> 
who throughout his life proved a capable and devoted helpmate 
in the work of Christ. Six children were bom into the home, 
two who died in infancy, and one, his oldest boy David, in 1921. 
He is survived by his wife and three children, two girls, Misses 
Elizabeth and Virginia, and little son, William. 

We shall miss this friend and brother sadly. We shall miss 
him at Synod and Presbytery, where he was always ready to 
work and counsel. He has entered into a rich reward and we may 
feel that what Paul says as he looks forward to his death is true 
of this man, — "I have fought the good fight, I have finished my 
course, I have kept the faith — henceforth there is laid up for me 
a crown of righteousness." 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P. M. 
Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 P. M. and was led in 
prayer. 

Rev. W. S. Golden was appointed by Presbytery to 
fill the vacancy on Presbytery^s Home Mission Commit- 



136 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



tee caused by the death of Rev. V. R. Gaston. 

The Commitee on Christian Education made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

•'<¥■■ 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
respectfully requests Presbytery to sanction the request 

1. Of Pat Boyle, James Thomas Ellis, Clyde Faushee, Thomas 
Alexander Guiton, Robert Bruce McQueen and Charles F. McRae 
for a loan from the Christian Education Committee for $125.00 
each. 

2. Of DeWitt Helm for a loan from the Christian Education 
Committee for $100.00. 

3. Of Barney McLean for a gift of $44.75 from the Donaldson 
Fund to be paid to Elise High School on his indebtedness incurred 
there. 

4. Of Clyde Faushee for a gift of $150.00 from the Donaldson 
Fund for expenses at Columbia Seminary. 

5. Of Mrs. V. R. Gaston for $300.00 from the Ministerial 
Relief Fund. 

6. And that Candidate Frank S. Blue be permitted to take a 
special two years English Bible Course at Union Seminary. 

7. That Duncan Daniel McBryde be presented to Presbytery 
for examination to be received under its care. 

8. That one layman each from the First Church Fayetteville, 
Raeford, Red Springs, Laurinburg and Maxton, elected by his 
respective church, be associated with the chairman of C. E. and 
M. R. F. to help further the work of the committee while their 
special aid is needed. 

Mr. Duncan Daniel McBryde was introduced to Pres- 
bytery and after the usual examinations which was satis- 
factory, Mr. McBryde was received and enrolled as a 
candidate for the ministry. 

The Committee on Stewardship made the following 
report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Stewardship recommends: 
1. That the follov/ing askings for Benevolent Causes be adopt- 
ed for the church year beginning April 1, 1930: 

Aberdeen $ 130 Cape Fear $ 50 

Antioch _ _.. 1,200 Carthage 1,200 

Ashpole 1,200 Centre 1,000 

Barbecue 110 Church in Pines 1,200 

Bensalem 460 Church of Covenant 370 

Benson - 200 Coats 30 

Bethel 700 Comfort _ „ 70 

Bethesda 2,100 Culdee 500 

Big Rockfish 200 Cypress 160 

Bluff 300 Dunn 2,400 

Buies Creek 125 Dundarrach 250 

Bunnlevel _ 350 Eagle Springs SO 

Cameron 2,000 Elise 300 

Cameron Hill 100 Elrod 30 

Campbellton 50 Ephesus 150 



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137 



Erwin 

Eureka 

Fairmont 

Fayetteville First 

Flat Branch 

Four Oaks 

Galatia 



450 
400 
200 
20,0^0 
190 

40 
400 
700 
300 
100 

SO 

4,000 

300 

40 
600 
800 
300 
500 
1,000 



Mt. Tabor $ 200 

Naomi - 50 

Palestine 40 

Parkton 600 

Pembroke „ 250 

Fhiladelphus 1,000 

Philippi 70 

Pinehurst „.. 800 

Providence 30 

Priest Hill 30 

Raeford 7,000 

Raven Rock 200 

Red Springs 5,500 

Rex _ _ 500 

Rock Branch _ 600 

Rowland 1,200 



150 

300 

10 

300 

^00 

600 

50 

40 

10} 

400 



Godwin _ 

Gibson 

Grove 

Hebron 

Hi ghland 

Hope Mills ..- 

Horseshoe 

lona 

Jackson Springs 

L akeside 

Lakeview 

Laurel Hill 

Laurinburg 8,000 

Leaflet 300 

Lillington „ 700 

Long Street 40 

Lumber Bridge 600 

Lumberton 3,000 

Manly 200 

Maxton 6,000 

McMillan _. 200 

McPherson 1,200 

Midway 500 

Montpeiier 2,200 

Mt. Carmel 55 

Mt. Pisgah 500 

2. We recommend that benevolent gifts be divided according 
to the following percentages: 

Foreign Missions 31.8 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.8 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 8.1 

Religious Education (Publication and S. S. Work) 2.1 

Assembly's Training School „ 6 

Bible Cause 6 

Synod's Home Missions ~ 10.0 

Barium Springs Orphanage 7.5 

Synod's Schools and Colleges 8.7 

Union Theological Seminary 1.3 

Presbytery's Home Missions 12.5 

3. That your attention is called to the list of Treasurers of 
the Benevolent Causes printed on the back of the minutes of 
Presbytery. 

4. That the Presbytery hold a day of prayer in January at 
some central point, on the call of the Moderator; and that a suitable 
program be arranged by the Moderator and the Stewardship Com- 
mittee. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 



Sandy Grove 

Sardis _ 

Shannon _ 

Sherwood 

Shiloh 

Smyrna 

South Fayetteville 

Spence 

Spies 

Sunnyside _.. 

St. Pauls 3,000 

Union 200 

Vass 600 

West End _ 800 

Westminister 50 

Wildwood ~ 20 



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Calls for the pastoral services of Rev, Chas. A. Law- 
rence were received from the following churches: The 
Vass Church for one morning and one evening service per 
month at a salary of $600.00 per annum in regular 
monthly payments, from Lakeview Church for one morn- 
ing and one night service per month at a salary of $600.00 
per annum in regular quarterly payments, from Union 
Church for one morning and one afternoon service per 
month at a salary of $500.00 per annum in regular quar- 
terly payments. These calls were referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies. 

A com.munication from Barium Springs Orphanage 
was received as information and the following recom- 
mendation was adopted: 

Your committee recommends that the sessions of the several 
churches have the matter of the support of our orphanage more 
urgently impressed upon their hearts; that superintendents of 
Sunday Schools be instructed to set apart one Sabbath in each 
month as orphanage day, in which this cause shall be especially 
emphasized and an offering taken, and further that our people be 
urged to use the Thanksgiving service as a time for contributing 
generously to the support of our fatherless children, and that this 
offering be over and above the church's regular apportionment. 

J. B. BLACK, Chairman. 

Rev. J. B. Black offered his resignation as chairman 
of the Permanent Committee on Orphans' Home. This 
resignation was accepted, and Mr. Black was commended 
for his splendid service, and the vacancy was referred 
to the Committee on Nominations. 

Rev. W. M. McLeod offered his resignation as chair- 
man of the Perm^anent Committee on Bible Cause. This 
resignation was accepted and the vacancy referred to 
Committee on Nom.inations. 

The Permanent Committee on Synod's Home Missions 
was discontinued. 

The Com/mittee on Foreign Missions made the follov/- 
ing report which was adopted: 

FOREIGN MISSION REPORT 

Throughout her w^hole history, our churrch has been a mis- 
sionary church. With the exception of the United Presbyterian 
Church, no other body of our faith has surpassed her in her mis- 
sionary zeal and in her proportionate accomplishments. Unques- 
tionably she is still a missionary church even if reports shovv^ a 
decline m the work, so far as numbers is concerned. It is not 
lack of efficiency or manpower but lack of money designated for 



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this cause coupled with the rising cost of operation in all the 
fields that has caused a decline in our work. 

For the force that is at work, the results are truly marvellous. 
3,495 persons were added on profession of faith by our foreign 
missionaries last year. It is smaller in number than for several 
years but is easily understood in the light of the chaotic conditions 
in China v/here two-fifths of our missionary forces are normally 
concentrated, and in Mexico where there are also disturbed political 
conditions. For nearly two years the majority of the China forces 
were withdrawn. Today there is every indication of increased 
interest by the natives in Christianity. In all other fields, the 
past year was the greatest ingathering in their history. 

Instead of expanding, we are retracting in our missionary 
forces, with 517 in 1926 gradually declining to 452 missionaries 
in 1929 and 18 of these are indefinitely detamed in America. Re- 
cently the Executive Committee authorized the sending of 22 re- 
placements as soon as they can be secured and their support pro- 
vided. Vv^hy this dwindled force? The answer is lack of money, 
enforced retrenchments. The receipts for 1928-29 were the lowest 
in ten years, $1,111,246. But during the past ten years there has 
been a 25% increase in the cost of everything entering into Foreign 
Mission work. Therefore to maintain the same level in giving 
and no more, means really cutting the work 25%. 

General financial depression over the South will not adequately 
explain this condition when we examine the whole finance of ihe 
church. We are raising and expending a tremendous amount of 
money but it is not going to Foreign Missions in the same pro- 
portion. We are spending $12 of our benevolences at home and 
only $1 abroad. Foreign Missions is now apportioned as 53%; of 
Assembly's causes but last year it received only 50.67%. Further- 
more the trend for ten years in the church has been a steady 
scaling down of percentages allotted to Assembly's causes, in 
favor of local benevolences. Five out of every six Presbyteries 
have materially reduced the proportionate allotment to Assembly's 
causes. 

A further explanation in all the causes of the church seems to 
be the fact that many churches have embarked on buil(V"ng projects 
or are now paying for some building that has taxed the financial 
ability of the people and has taken all the surplus benevolent 
money that might have been given in part to these causes. In 
most cases, such building was a practical necessity and has long 
been needed. It is a matter for the conscience of the church to 
decide how much it will spend on material equipment at home in 
the light of the need for sending the light to dying souls and of 
our opportunity to reach them. 

Retrenchment has been the order of the day for some lime. 
Our forces have been cut, every economy possible has been effected. 
Yet with all these cuts, the money going to maintain Foreign 
Missions is hardly sufficient to maintain the work. Surely ihere 
should be some genuine and conscientious study by our whole 
church on the question of proportion, not only as between the 
Assembly causes but also as to local causes and expenditures. 



140 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



FOREIGN MISSION REPORT 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Presbytery urge its pastors and churches to utilize 
to the utmost the month of January and the seif-denial week, 
January 26 — February 2, which the Assembly has appointed lor 
church-wide observance in behalf of this great cause and also to 
organize a church school of missions wherever practicable. 

2. That our ministers preach on the subject of Foreign Mis- 
sions, remember it in their prayers, and seek the aid of visiting 
missionaries to inspire interest. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. B. CRAIG, Chairman. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod was heard in the interest of the 
Presbyterian Junior College for Men. 

The Evangelistic Committee submitted the following 
recommendations which were adopted: 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That pastors and sessions and all organizations of the 
church be urged to give evangelisim a primary place in their work. 

2. That all churches be urged to conduct a special evangelistic 
effort some time during the year, so far as practical. 

3. That Presbytery in connection with its spring meetings 
provide for an Evangelistic Conference under the leadership of 
some inspiring evangelist. 

4. That the Committee on Evangelisim be composed of tv^^o 
ministers and one elder. 

J. T. BARHAM, Chairman. 

The Stated Clerk was authorized to have the usual 
number of copies of the minutes printed and to pre- 
pare the docket and have printed the necessary number 
of copies. 

The commission to dissolve Longstreet Church was 
continued. 

Presbytery engaged in special prayer for Rev. A. R. 
McQueen, Rev. Dixon McDonald and the sister of Rev. 
R. G. Matheson, all of whom are sick at this time. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:00 P. M. 

Night Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:00 o'clock and engaged in 
a popular meeting in the interest of Presbytery's Home 
Missions and Evangehsm, at which time a number of ad- 
dresses were heard. 

The report of the Committee on Assembly's Minutes 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 141 



was placed on the docket for the next Spring meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Dr. F. H. Barron, of Blue Stone Presbytery, West Va., 
was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a 
visiting brother. Dr. Barron was also granted the priv- 
ileges 01 the floor and addressed Presbytery in the inter- 
est of the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

Presbytery adjourned With prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9:00 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 9:00 o'clock and engaged in devo- 
tional exercises. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

The Committee on Vacancy and Supply made a re- 
port which was received as information. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

We find the calls for the pastoral services of Rev. Chas. A. 
Lawrence from Vass, Lakeview and Union Presbyterian Churches 
in order, and recommend that the churches be permitted to prose- 
cute the call. 

V/e recommend also that the Church of the Covenant and 
Flat Branch be allowed to make out calls for the pastoral services 
of the Rev. D. M. McGeachy and be placed in the hands of the 
clerk to be forwarded to him, that the Mt. Carmel Church be 
allowed to employ him as Stated Supply. 

We recommend that the call from Cypress Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. Charles A. Lawrence be found in order 
and placed in his hands when the church has settled in full with 
its former pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report, which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Nominations would make the following 
recommendations : 

1. That Rev. R. A. McLeod be re-elected Stated Clerk, Rev. 
C. M. Gibbs be re-elected Permanent Clerk and Rev. L. A. Mc- 
Laurin be re-elected Treasurer, all for a term of three years. 

2. That the Executive Committees be elected as follows: 

(a) Presbytery's Home Mission Com^mittee mem.bers re-elected 
with Rev. W. S. Golden to succeed Rev. V. R. Gaston, deceased. 

(b) Memebers of Committee on Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Relief be re-elected. 



142 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



(c) Members of Committee on Foreign Missions be re-elected. 

(d) Religious Committee be elected as follows: Rev. W. M. 
Fairley, chairman. Sec. 1. Sabbath Schools: Rev. J. F. Menius, 
Rev. Neill Mclnnis, Rev. J. T. Barham, and Ruling Elders L. A. 
McGeachy and Charles G. Rose. Sec. 2. Y. P. Work: Rev. W. M. 
McLeod, Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rev. A. J. McKelway, and Ruling 
Elders Mac Cameron and Wl A. West. 

(e) Members of Assembly's Home Missions be re-elected. 

3. That the following changes be made in the Permanent 
Committees: 

(a) Woman's Work, Rev. S. C. Matthews, D. D., Chairman. 

(b) Stewardship, Rev. W. M. McLeod, to take place of Rev, 
D. McD. Monroe. 

(c) Bible Cause, Rev. J. Lee McLean, Chairman. 

(d) Orphans' Home, Rev. F. M. Bain, Chairman. 

(e) Presbyterial Sermon, Dr. C. S. Matthews. Subject, "The 
Power of the Resurrection." 

4. That the following changes be made in the Examining 
Committees : 

(a) Natural Science, Rev. A. D. Carswell in place of Rev. 
V. R. Gaston, deceased. 

(b) Hebrew, Rev. H. W. Koelling in place of Dr. E. C. 
Murray, infirm. 

(c) Theology, Rev. J. F. Menius in place of Dr. E. C. Murray, 
infirm. 

(d) Church Government and Sacraments, Rev. F. M. Bain in 
place of Rev. V. R. Gaston, deceased. 

(e) Bible Cause, Rev. E. B. Carr in place of Rev. W. M. 
McLeod, resigned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NEILL McINNIS, Chairman. 
The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report which was adopted. 

Your Committee on Printed Minutes of Presbytery presents 
the following report: 

We have carefully compared the written minutes of the Stated 
Clerk with the printed minutes and find it to be an exact copy, 
and recommend that the printed copy to be made the official copy 
of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

The selection of the place for the next stated meeting 
of Presbytery was placed on the docket for the adjourned 
meeting of Presbytery. 

A history of the Eureka Church was read by Rev. 
W. S. Golden which will be found in the appendix of the 
Minutes of Presbytery. 

Presbytery took recess for fifteen minutes. 

Presbtery reconvened at 10:30 A. M. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 



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Your Committee on Bills and Overtures would submit the fol- 
lowing report. 

There came into our hands a paper from Dr. H. W- McLauchlin 
requesting that Presbytery appoint a Committee on Country Church 
Work. 

Inasm.uch as the appointing of this committee would in the 
opinion of your committee, result only in the multiplication of 
ur.ntccstary machinery we recommend that such committee be not 
appointed. 

Believing that the chart setting forth the standard for country 
churches might be used to an advantage we recommend that ses- 
sions procure this chart from the department on country church 
v7ork and make use of same as far as practicable. 

From Mr. S. M. Tenney came a paper asking that sessions and 
the Presbytery deposit with the Historical Foundation records of 
sessions and the Presbytery. 

Inasmuch as this has to do with matters covered by previous 
action of the Presbytery we recommend that this request be not 
granted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. W. HANNA, Chairman. 

The Committee on Sabbath and Family Religion made 
report. Pending the adoption of the report, addresses 
were heard on Sabbath Observance and Family Religion. 
The report as adopted is as follows : 

Your Committee on Sabbath and Family Religion recommends; 

1. That Fayetteviile Presbytery go on record as disapproving 
the operation of filling stations and swimming pools on the Lord's 
Day, and that ministers and elders urge their people to refrain 
from the use of these things, and use their influence with the proper 
authorities to have this evil discontinued. 

2. That sessions consider seriously the need of family religion 
in our churches and adopt some real plan looking to the establish- 
ment of a family altar in every home. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. BLACK, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bible Cause made the following 
report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BIBLE CAUSE 

One of the ways in which we can aid greatly in carrying out 
the Great Commission is by helping the Bible Society in their 
tremendous work of distributing Bibles to practically all the people 
of the earth in their native tongue. It is earnestly hoped that our 
Presbytery may contribute to this worthy cause the small amount 
which is asked each year and that we may observe Bible Sunday 
as a day in which to interest our people concerning the work done 
by the Bible Society. It is also highly desirable that our Pres- 
bytery strive to be a leader in reading the Bible and living its 
teachings. 

W. M. McLEOD, Chairman. 



144 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:30 A. M., and, in the 
absence of Rev. C. S. Matthev^s v^ho v^as appointed to 
preach the Presbyterial sermon, Presbytery heard a ser- 
mon by Rev. C. B. Craig from the text Phil. 4:13. Pres- 
bytery expressed its appreciation to Mr. Craig for this 
sermon. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges made report. 
Pending the adoption of this report, Presbytery heard 
Dr. C. G. Vardell in the interest of Christian education 
and Flora Macdonald College. Mr. W. S. Evans spoke 
on the work of Elise High School. This report went 
over as unfinished business. 

Rev. Herman Jones of Greenbrier Presbytery was in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

Second Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M. and was led in 
prayer. 

The unfinished business was taken up and Presbytery 
heard Rev. Herman Jones on the Flora Macdonald College 
Campaign. 

The report of the Committee on Schools and Colleges 
is as follows : 

Your Committee on Schools and Colleges presents the following- 
report: 

Elise High School had an enrollment during the past year of 
110. 23 of these pupils graduated and 10 of these students have 
entered institutions of higher learning. One new mission Sunday 
School was established by the students during the year and 15 
homes were reached through this medium that hitherto had not 
been reached by Christian agencies. The school closed the year 
with a cash balance on hand of $54.50. 

This school has an enrollment for the present year of 109. 

The audit of Flora Macdonald College was placed in the hands 
of this committee and shows an operating loss during the year of 
$18,519.05. In addition to this amount there was a loss in the 
Presbytery account of $23,759.69 most of which was due to can- 
celled pledges m.ade in the A. R. McQueen campaign. This school 
lias an enrollment for this year of about 230. 

The Presbyterian Junior College for Men, the other school 
located within the bounds of the Presbytery, has begun its work 
under very auspicious circumstances. This school has a faculty 
of 6 and a student enrollment of 85, 70 of whom are enrolled 
in the college department and 15 in the high school. Six of these 
students are candidates for the ministry. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 145 



WE RECOMMEND THAT: 

Prof. K. A. McDonald be re-elected as trustee of Davidson 
College. Messrs. John R. McQueen and M. C. McDonald be elected 
as trustees of Elise High School and P.Ir. D. D. McRimmon in 
place of G. W. Hanna as trustee of this school. 

The resignation of Rev. C. B. Craig as trustee of Elise High 
School be accepted and Rev. W. S. Golden be elected in his place. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. FOLEY, Chairman. 

A call for the pastoral services of Rev. Chas. A. 
Lawrence was received from the Cypress Church for one 
morning and one evening service at a salary of §500 per 
annum to be paid in regular monthly installments. This 
call was referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The Historical Committee made the following report 
which was adopted: 

REPORT OF HISTORICAL COMMITTEE 

In obedience to the action of Presbytery, we endeavored to 
obtain histories of the first six churches on the roll. Of these 
six churches, v/e find that history of Ashpole is already on file 
in our archives. We have obtained histories of Benson and Aber- 
deen Churches. These have been read to Presbytery and ordered 
filed. We have obtained promises of histories, at an early date, 
of Antioch, Barbecue and Bensalem Churches. 

We earnestly request histories of the following churches for 
presentation at the next meeting: Bethel, Bethesda, Big Rockfish, 
Bluff, Bunnlevel and Buies Creek. 

In regard to the letter of Mr. D. P. McDonald, referred to 
your committee, we recommend that the Stated Clerk be instructed 
to write him that we note with pleasure the fact that he has 
nearly completed the history of Barbecue Church, and Presbytery 
will be glad to receive a typewritten copy of the same for filing 
in our archives; but that with regard to printing this history. 
Presbytery regrets that it has no funds for such purpose. 

E. L. SILER, Chairman. 

The Committee on Campbell Cemetery made a verbal 
report which was received as information. 

The Committee on Home Missions made the following 
report Which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 

Three of the fields. Bluff, Flat Branch and Bensalem, have 
been vacant part of the time since the first of the church year. 
The Flat Branch group was very acceptably supplied during the 
Summer months by Mr. J. H. Caligan, a student of Union Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Richmond. This field has recently called a pastor, 
and is reasonably sure that he will accept. The Bluff group has 
had several visiting ministers but has not called either as yet. 

The 25 churches and one mission point reporting show that 



146 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



in these fields 394 preaching services were held, 43 professions of 
faith in the Saviour were made, 37 additions to the cnurch on 
profession of faith, 27 additions by letter, 24 Sabbath Schools 
were maintained, 21 churches made an every member canvass, and 
2 paid their apportionments in full. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That a committee consisting of Rev. W. S. Golden, with 
Messrs. J. T. Johnson, J. H. Suttenfield and J. W. Graham, be 
appointed to investigate the offer for the sale of the church prop- 
erty at Addor, and if they are satisfied that there is no further 
probability of our church being able to do further work m mat 
community, to sell the property to the best advantage. 

2. That Cypress Church be granted permission to join the 
Union and Vass group in calling Rev. Mr. Lawrence as their pastor 
as soon as they have discharged their obligation to their lormer 
pastor. 

3. That the Presbytery instruct the Home Mission Committee 
to co-operate in the movement for the Ministers Annuity Fund by 
paying the required 7V2%. 

4. That Rev. M. D. Newton supply the Bensalem group, his 
salary from the church to be supplemented by $300 from Synod's 
fund and $325 from Presbytery's Home Missions Fund, payment 
from Synod's and Presbytery's funds to begin September 1, 1929. 

5. That Rock Branch and Cameron Hill Churches be per- 
mitted to employ Rev. L. Smith as supply on terms agreeable to 
both parties. 

6. That Rev. E. B. Carr's salary be supplemented $25.00 per 
month till the next meeting of Presbytery, beginning October 18, 
1929. 

7. That a commission consisting of Dr. C. S. Matthews, Rev. 
W. S. Golden, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, with Ruling Elders J. P. 
W^iggins and J. M. Brown, principals, and Rev. W. L. Foley and 
Ruling Elders D. M. Fairly and John Hodgin, alternates, to visit 
the Parkton Church as early as possible, and that this commission 
be authorized to do whatever the good of the church requires. 

8. That a committee consisting of the chairman of Home 
Missions Committee and Rev. F. C. Symonds and Ruling Elder 
D. M. Fairly be appointed to convey to Mrs. Percy Rockefeller 
the sincere appreciation of the Presbytery for the gift of the 
splendid manse erected at the Church of the Covenant. 

9. That, in view of the fact that the Spiritual life of our 
churches seems to be on the decline, that Presbytery pause, and 
call upon the God of all Grace for an outpouring of His Spirit 
upon the peoples. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

Presbytery paused from business to spend a period in 
prayer for a deeper Spiritual life in the Church and for 
a spiritual awakening. 

The matter of the establishment of a Presbytery's 
Work Committee was docketed until the next stated meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 147 

A communication from J. Alton Mclver, protesting 
against the appointment of a minister as chairman of 
the Committee on Men's Work was received, and the 
Stated Clerk was instructed to write Mr. Mclver explain- 
ing the action of the Synod touching this matter. 

The Committee on Thanks made the following report 
which was adopted by a rising vote: 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

On behalf of the Presbytery of Fayetteville, meeting in the 
Eureka Church, your committee wishes to express its thanks to 
these good people, members of this church and members of other 
churches, for the splendid hospitality accorded us, and for your 
untiring efforts to make us comfortable. We shall take away 
- -.th US the most tender memories that shall linger through future 
days. 

May the richest blessings of the Almighty God be on you and 
on your pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. E. CLARKE, Chairman. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

The Leave of Absence Committee reports the following excused 
after Tuesday afternoon for reasons stated: J. L. McLean, C. C. 
Price, D. L. Jones, John S. Ray, Joe A. Graham, W. R. Washburn 
and H. C. Cameron; after Tuesday night, J. P. Wiggins, J. A. 
Campbell, J. D. Shaw, J. Bruce Cameron, Chas. Rankin; after 
vv'^ediiesday noon, F. C. Croker and J. F. Lynch. 

C. B. CRAIG, Chairman. 

According to the above record the following left the 
Presbytery without securing a leave of absence: Rev. 
G. W. Hanna, and Ruhng Elders J. C. Campbell, Antioch ; 
F. A. Monroe, Galatia; N. L. Gibbon, Lakeview; N. A. 
McKay, Montpeher; W. T. Covington, Raeford, and Dr. 
P. P. McCain, Shiloh. 

R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourns, it 
adjourn to meet in adjourn session in First Presbyterian 
Church, Fayetteville, N, C, December 3, 1929, 2:00 P. M. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The roll was called and the absentees noted. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn, 
prayer and the benediction, to meet in adjourn session 



148 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, 
Lecember 3, 1929, at 2:00 P. M. 

J. F. MENIUS, Moderator. 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF EUREKA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Eureka is one of the youngest churches in Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery, but for approximately fifty-five years a Sunday School 
has been conducted in the vicinity of the present church. Messrs. 
Daniel Blue and Malcolm J. Blue, ruling elders of Union Church, 
and others were the leaders of the early days. The Sunday School 
was conducted in the school building which stood near the present 
church building. 

About 1915, the Rev. J. K. Roberts, D, D., then pastor of 
Carthage and Union Churches, began regular preaching services 
in the auditorium of the Sandhills Farm Life School. The grov/th 
of the school and the general progress of the community impressed 
Dr. Roberts with the desirability and necessity of an organized 
church there. Accordingly, a church was authorized by the Pres- 
bytery, and organized, in April 1916, with a charter membership 
of about forty five. Most of these were members who came by 
letter from Union and Culdee Churches. Dr. Roberts was called 
in 1916 to serve as pastor of the new church, and the work well 
begun which has continued with such satisfactory progress until 
the present time. The fruits of the labors of this sainted man of 
God will long abide in this church and community. 

In 1920 Dr. Roberts resigned to accept a Call in South Carolina, 
and in September of the same year, the Rev. C. K. Taffe took up 
the work as pastor, serving with ability, especially as an able 
preacher, until his call to Henderson, N. C, in January, 1922. 

Rev. Charles E. Clarke, of Kenly^ N. C, took up the pastorate 
in April, 1922, and a period of great progress began. Many were 
added to the membership. In 1924 the present building was erected, 
at a cost, including equipment, of about $9,000. The work Vvas 
completely paid for as it progressed, _ and the congregation has 
never owed a dollar for building or equipment for any considerable 
period of time. Such liberality and co-operation on the part of 
a congregation, none of whom are wealthy, cannot be matched by 
many churches. The designing and erection of the church was 
done by the members themselves. 

Mr. Clarke removed to Virginia to another pastorate in 1927, 
and the Rev. Charles W. Worth, a missionary to China who was 
compelled to sojourn in this country on account of the disorders 
in China when our missionaries were ordered out, became pastor 
in January, 1928, and continued as such until September ,1, 1928, 
when he returned to take up his work in China. Mr. Worth's 
pastorate, while very brief, was marked by continued upbuilding 
of the church, upon which his consecrated character left a deep 
impression. Rev. W. S. Golden, of Richmond, Va.. came to be 
pastor on January 1, 1929, and is now serving the church. 

The destruction by fire of the main building of the Farm Life 



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School early in 1928 has seriously reduced the attendance of board- 
ing pupils at the school, and had some effect upon the number 
of students in the congregation. But the work continues With 
vigor and encouragement. The present membership is 125. With 
a hearty welcome, the church and congregation open their doors 
to cordially receive the Presbytery as their honored guests on this 
occasion. 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, December 3, 1929. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in adjourned ses- 
sion in the First Presbyterian Church at two o^clock in 
the afternoon and was opened with prayer by the Mod- 
erator, Rev. J. F. Menius. 

The following were enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, D. D., R. A. 
McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, 
C. B. Craig, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, F. C. Symonds, 
A. J. McKelway, D. M. Clark, J. L. McLean, C. E. Clarke, 
J. T. Barham, W. S. Golden, B. T. Beddinger, D. D., C. A. 
Lawrence and M. D. Newton — 24. 

Ruling Elders: E. H. Wilhamson, Fayetteville First; 
Fulton Monroe, Spies ; L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls ; W. D. 
Smith, Vass — 3 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence of East Hanover Presbytery, and 
Rev. M. D. Newton of Ebenezer Presbytery, presented 
letters of dismissal from their respective Presbyteries 
to this Presbytery. After an examination as required by 
the Book of Church Order, which was approved as satis- 
factory, they were received into this Presbytery and en- 
rolled upon signing the obligations required of its minis- 
ters. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. C. A. Lawrence 
from Vass, Lakeview, and Union Churches, which had 
been found in order at the last stated meeting, were 
-placed in his hands, together with a call from the Cypress 
Church, which was found to be in order, for two services 
per month at a salary of $500 in regular monthly install- 
ments. Mr. Lawrence signified his willingness to accept 



150 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

the calls, and the following commission was appointed to 
install him on December 29, 1929 : Rev. L. Smith, Chair- 
man, Rev. Messrs. M. D. McNeill, A. R. McQueen, W. S. 
Golden and R. A. McLeod, with Ruling Elder John W. 
Graham. Mr. J. Alton Mclver was appointed as alter- 
nate to Mr. Graham. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. M. D. Newton 
were received from the Elise, Eagle Springs and Spies 
Churches. They were found to be incomplete and were 
returned to the churches for correction. 

The Committee on Christian Education made the 
following report which was adopted : 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
submits the following recommendations. 

1. That David F. Blue, Jr., be presented for examination tor 
reception under the care of Presbytery. 

2. That D. M. McBryde, Frank S. Blue and R. G. Hutcheson 
be granted permission to apply for a loan of $125=00 each from the 
Christian Education Committee. 

3. That Mrs. Flora Jane Crawford Mclver be granted $300.00 
per year from the Ministerial Relief Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman. 

David Fairley Blue, a member of the Bluff Church, 
was introduced to the Presbytery and asked to be taken 
under the care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the 
ministry. After an examination as required by the Book 
of Church Order, which was satisfactory, he was formally 
received under the care of the Presbytery and put under 
the special guidance of the Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation. 

A communication from the Synod requesting that a 
minister be appointed to ser\^e as chairman of the Pres- 
bytery's Committee on Men's Work was received. The 
request was granted and Rev. F. C. Symonds was elected 
chairman of this committee. 

A resolution touching the question regarding the 
orthodoxy of Rev. Hay Watson Smith, D. D., now before 
the Presbytery of Arkansas, was presented and placed 
on the table. 

It was ordered that the Presbytery meet in special 
session in the Raeford Presbyterian Church on January 
21, 1929, at 10:30 a. m., for a day of prayer and study 
preparatory to the Every Member Canvass. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 151 

It was ordered that when the Presbytery adjourn 
from this meeting, it adjourn to meet in adjourned session 
in the Maxton Presbyterian Church on January 7, 1929, 
at 2:00 P.M. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in the 
Maxton Presbyterian Church on January 7, 1929, at 2:00 
P.M. 

J. F. MENIUS, Moderator. 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



(Continued from inside front cover) 

3. Foreign Missions — C. B. Craig, C. M. Gibbs, J. M. Lemmon, 
J. M. Wilson and M. C. McDonald. 

4. Religious Education — W. M. Fairley, Chairman. 

Sec. I. Sabbath Schools — J. F. Menius, Neill Mclnnis, J. T. 
Barham, L. A. McGeachy and Chas. G. Rose. 
Sec. II. Y. P. Work— W. M. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, A. J. 
McKelway, Mac Cameron, W. A. West. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — G. W. Hanna, W. M. Fairley, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. B. Black, W. DeB. McEachin. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — J. L. McLean. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion— J. B. Black, M. D. McNeill, 
G. W. Hanna, John Graham and A. R. McEachem. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — J. F. Menius. 

4. Chairman of Committee on State of Religion in the Churches 
— G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

5. Bible Cause — J. Lee McLean, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Orphans' Home— F. M. Bain, E. B. Carr and J. S. MpRae. 

7. W^oman's Work— C. S. Matthews, E. B. Carr and W. A. West. 

8. Stewardship — D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius. L, 
A. McLaurin, G. W. Hanna, W. M. McLeod, J. P. Russell. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, C. M. Gibbs, R. A. Mc- 
Leod, A. R. McQueen and J. McN. Johnson. 

ir>. Auditing Committee— A. T. McKellar, C. D. Smith, C. J. Mc- 
Callum. 

11. Evangelization — J. T. Barham, Fairley Murray and D. S. 
Currie. 

12. Men's Work— F. C. Symonds, Edgar Hall, C. L. Johnston, J, 
M. Wilson and D. S. Currie. 

13. Schools and College^— W. L. Foley, G. F. Kirkpatrick, F. M. 
Bain, E. H. Williamson, and A. R. McEachern. 

14. Chairman on Assembly's Minutes^ — R, G. Matheson. 

15. Chairman on Synod's Minutes — R. E. Henderlite. 

16. Vacancy and Supply — L. Smith, Neill Mclnnis and E. H. 
Williamson. 

17. Secretary of Stewardship — D. L. Jones. 

18. Presbyterial Sermon— C. S. Matthews, D.D. Subject, The 
Power of the Resurrection. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science— D. L. Jones, C. G. Vardell, C. M. Gibbs, 
A. D. Carswell, J. L. McLean. 

2. English Branches— C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 
R. A. McLeod, A. J. McKelway. 



3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, C. B. Craig, D. L. Jone3, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemons. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, J. B. Black 
and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, H. W. Koelling and J. L. McLean. 

6. Theology— E. L. Siler, A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, W. L. 
Foley, H. W. Koelling, J. F. Mienius. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, F. M. Bain. 

8. Ecclessiastical History — R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Foley, M. D. McNeill. 

9. English Bible— J. B. Black, R. E. Henderlite, E. B. Carr. 



The following is the percentage distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1929, as approved by Pres- 
bytery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds are 
to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of the 
total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 31.8 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
Assebly's Home Missions 16.8 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Edu. & Min. Rel 8.1 Mr. John Stites, 5th and Market 

Sts., Louisville, Ky. 
Religious Education 2.1 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School .6 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause 6 Mr. Gilbert Darling, Bible 

House, New York City. 
Synod's Home Mission 10. Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Schools and Colleges 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Seminary 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, 

Va. 
Orphans' Home _.. 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 
Presbytery's H. Missions 12.5 Treasurer of Home Mission 

Funds in the Presbytery. 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS ORDERED BY SYNOD 

1. For the Orphans' Home at Barium Springs, a special offer- 
ing during the Thanksgiving season. TMs is to be over and above 
the regular budget askings for the Orphans' Home. To be so 
marked and sent at once to Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Treasurer, Barium 
Springs. 

1. For William Black Home for Religious Workers, a special 
offering the last Sabbath in May or some other convenient time by 
the Churches, endeavoring to make at least 5 cents per member, 
to be sent to Mr. W. H. Belk, Treasurer, Charlotte. 



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DIRECTORY 

Kev. W. L. Foley, Moderator ^.....i .;. St. Pauls 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk...;..... _ Maxtoii 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Permanent Clerk Erwin 

Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt, Temporary Clerk ...Fayetteville 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer. Rowland 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C, G. Rose A. R. McEacherii 

.TRUSTEES OF DAVlDSON COLLEGE 

fixit Fall, 1930— W. M. Fairiey. 
Exit Fall, 1931— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1932— W. A. West. 
Exit Fall, 1933— K. A. McDonald. 

TRUSTEES G^F ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1930— Rev. W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron, C. D. Hutaff. " 
Exit Fall, 1931— Rev. R. G. Matheson, N. J. Carter, McI. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1932— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. H. 

Suttonfield. 
Exit Fall, 1933— Rev. D. D. McCrimmon, J. R. McQueen, M. C. 

McDonald. 
Trustee at Large — Rev. Lacy McDuffie. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1931 — E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachem, Ernest 
Graham, W. T. Covington. 

Exit Spring, 1932— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, Rev. A, 
R. McQueen, Jesse Gibson. ! 

Exit Spring, 1933— Rev. W. M. McLeod, Edwin Morgan, A. W. Mc- 
Lean, John M. Brown. 

Trustees at L^r^ie — ^^S. B. McLean, Col. John Gribbel. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. G. Rose, Claud Rankin, Hector McKeithan, Chas. Rankin, Dr. 

D. G. MtiKeithan, Frank J. Stedmati, Rev. A- R- McQueen, J., 
W. McLauchlin, H. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall, L. A. McGeachy. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVfe CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ; ^ 

Exit SprTO, 1931 — G^orgeiiPattprson. ^ 

Exit Spring, 1932— S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden, 

Exit Spring, 1933— J. B. Cameron, Jihn McKay Blue. : 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, Neill Mclnnis, A. D. CarsweH ■' 
W. S. Golden, L. A. McLaurin, C-. Sv Matthews, F. C. Symonds, 

E. H. Williamson, F.'M.' McKay, A. R. McEachem, John W. 
Graham. 

2. Christian Eduication and Ministerial Relief — F. C. Symonds, G. 

F. Kirkpatrick, W. L. Foley, Chas. Rankin and A. W. McLean. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVlLLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Maxton, N. C, January 7, 1930. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session at 
2:00 p. m. in the Presbyterian Church and was called to 
order by Rev. G. W. Hanna, the last moderator present, 
and was opened with singing and prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moore- 
house, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. B. 
Craig, J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna, W. L. Foley, Neill Mc- 
Innis, W. M. Fairley, F. C. Symonds, J. Lee McLean, C. 
E. Clarke, J. T. Barham, C. S. Matthews, B. F. Bedinger 
and M. D. Newton — 19. 

Ruling Elders : N. S. Britt, Bensalem, and J. P. Wiggins, 
Maxton — 2. 

Calls were received for the pastoral services of Rev. 
M. D. Newton from Bensalem Church for two Sabbath 
morning services per month at a salary of $750 per an- 
num, from Elise Church for two services per month at 
a salary of $400 per annum, from Eagle Springs Church 
for one service per month at a salary of $100 per annum 
and from Spies Church for two services per month at 
a salary of $125 per annum, and free use of Manse at 
Hemp. They were found in order and placed in his hands. 
He accepted them and the following commission was ap- 
pointed to install him at a time to be arranged by the 
commission: Rev. Messrs. R. G. Matheson, chairman, W. 
S. Golden, W. M. McLeod and C. A. Lawrence, with ruhng 
elders M. C. McDonald and J. Alton Mclver. 

The commission to install Rev. C. A. Lawrence pastor 
of Union, Cypress, Vass and Lakeview Churches report- 
ed this duty performed on December 29, 1929. The re- 
port was approved. 

Rev. F. C. Symonds, chairman of Presbytery's com- 
mittee on Men's Work, presented Mr. J. A. Naff, Field 
Secretary of Men's Work, who addressed the Presbytery 
in behalf of this department. The Presbytery gave Mr. 
Symonds a vote of thanks for securing the services of 
Mr. Naff and also to Mr. Naff for his helpful address. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 



158 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYtESY 



It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourn it ad- 
journ to meet in adjourned session immediately follow- 
ing the special meeting for "Prayer and Evangelism," 
to be held in the Raeford Presbyterian Church, January 
21, 1930, at 10:30 a. m. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
ftfi tnclc 

G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 
E. L. SILER, Clerk pro tem. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Raeford, N. C, January 21, 1930. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session in 
the Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a. m. and engaged in 
a special conference on Prayer andi Evangelism. Rev. 
D. L. Jones, secretary of Stewardship, presided. The 
meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. L. A. McLaurin. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C. G. Vardell, L. Smith, R. A. McLeod, L. 
A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. B. Craig, J. F. Menius, R. G. Mathe- 
son, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, 
Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, D. M. Clark, W. M. McLeod, 
J. L. McLean, C. E. Clarke, C. S. Matthews, E. L. Barber 
23. 

Ruling Elders: J. W. Graham, Bethesda; A. H. White, 
Centre; J. F. Patterson, Jackson Springs; J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin, Raeford — 4. 

In addition to the above official members of the Pres- 
bytery, there were several visitors from various churches. 

The following subjects wfere discussed: The need of a 
ReHgious Revival, Confession of Sin and Prayer for 
Power, The Church growing through Prayer, Nehemiah 
an Example of Prayer, The place of Prayer in the Life 
of the Church, and The Compassionate Heart and Prayer 
for Others. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 159 

A business session was held after the conference with 
the moderator, Rev. J. F. Menius, presiding. 

Dr. E. L. Siler presented a joint invitation from the 
Maxton Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Junior 
College to hold the annual Spring meeting in Maxton, the 
first session to convene in the auditorium of the college 
on April 22, 1930, at 10:00 a. m. The invitation was 
accepted. A committee composed of Dr. E. L. Siler, chair- 
man, Rev. R. A. McLeod and RuHng Elder J. P. Wiggins, 
was appointed and authorized to make any necessary 
changes in the fixed orders of the docket. 

Rev. Edgar Coates of Pe^ Dee Presbytery and Rev. E. 
L. Barber of Atlanta Presbytery were introduced to the 
Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Rev. E. L. Barber presented a letter of dismissal from 
Atlanta Presbytery to this Presbytery. After the ex- 
amination as required by the Book of Church Order, 
which was approved as satisfactory, he was received into 
the Presbytery and his name ordered enrolled when he 
has signed the obligations required of its ministers. 

A call from Bethesda Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. E. L. Barber for one-half of his time at a salary 
of $1,500 per annum and the free use of the manse was 
received; also a call from Montpelier Church for half of 
his time at a salary of $1,250 per annum. These calls 
v/ere found in order and placed in Mr. Barber*s hands. 
He accepted them and the following commissions were 
appointed to install him at a time to be arranged by the 
commissions and the churches: For Bethesda, Rev. W. 
M. McLeod, chairman. Dr. W. M. Fairley and Dr. G. E. 
Moorehouse with Ruling Elder J. W. McLauchlin. Dr. C. 
G. Vardell alternate to any minister. For Montpelier, 
Rev. L. A. McLaurin, chairman. Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 
and Rev. A. J. McKelway with Ruling Elder E. F. Murray. 
Rev. J. T. Barham alternate to any minister. The quorum 
for either commission was fixed as two members. 

It was ordered that Presbytery engage in special pray- 
er for the Naval Conference in London, and the stated 
clerk was instructed to write the President telling him 
of this action and assuring him of the deep interest of 
the Presbytery in the cause of universal peace. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in stated 



160 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

meeting in the auditorium of the Presbyterian Junior 
College, Maxton, N. C, on April 22, 1930, at 10:00 a. m. 

J. F. MENIUS, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNNEYCUTT, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, March 25, 1930. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in special session in the 
first Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p. m., and was opened 
with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, C. B. Craig, J. F. 
Menius, C. M. Gibbs, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, F. M. 
Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. L. Foley, W. J. 
Hunneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. M. McLeod, 
F. C. Symonds, A. J. McKelway, D. M. Clark, H. W. 
Keolhng, J. L. McLean, C. E. Clarke, J. T. Barham, C. S. 
Matthews, W. S. Golden, B. T. Bedinger, and E. L. Barber 
—29. 

Ruling Elders: J. C. Campbell, Antioch; F. M. McKay, 
Erwin; E. H. WiUiamson, Fayetteville First; N. D. M. 
Clark, Long Street; John M. Brown, Philadelphus — 5. 

The following call for this meeting was read and ap- 
proved : 

Lillington, N. C, March 14, 1930. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on March 25, 1930, 
at 2:00 p. m., to transact the following business if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. A. J. 
McKelway and the Church in the Pines and Lakeside Church. 

2. To grant Mr. McKelway a letter of dismissal to Granville 
Presbytery. 

o. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. C. E. 
Clarke and the Parkton, Lumber Bridge and Rex group of churches. 

4. To grant Mr. Clarke a letter of dismissal to Winston- Salem 
Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 161 



5. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. J. T. 
Barham and the Centre Church. 

6. To grant Mr. Barham a letter of dismissal to Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

7. To act on matters pertaining to candidates under care of the 
Presbytery. 

Signed, J. F. MENIUS, Moderator. 

Rev. R. K. Davenport of Granville Presbytery was in- 
troduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Rev. C. E. Clarke offered his resignations as pastor of 
the Parkton, Lumber Bridge and Rex Churches and re- 
quested that the pastoral relations be dissolved. The 
churches were heard from expressing a willingness to 
concur in the request. The request was granted and 
the pastoral relations dissolved. 

At his own request Rev. C. E. Clarke was granted a 
letter of dismissal to Winston-Salem Presbytery. 

Rev. J. T. Barham offered his resignation as pastor 
of the Centre church and requested Presbytery to dis- 
solve the relations existing between him and the church. 
The church was heard from and expressed a willingness 
to concur in the request. The request was granted and 
the pastoral relations dissolved. 

At his own request Rev. J. T. Barham was granted a 
letter of dismissal to Orange Presbytery. 

Rev. A. J. McKelway offered his resignation as pastor 
of the Church in the Pines and Lakeside Church and 
requested the Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral rela- 
tions existing between him and the churches. The 
churches were heard from expressing a willingness to 
concur in the request. The request was granted and the 
pastoral relations dissolved. 

At his own request Rev. A. J. McKelway was granted 
a letter of dismissal to Granville Presbytery. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following report which was adopted: 

1. That Candidate Allen Jones' request for approval of a 
^150 loan from the Assembly's Fund for Ministerial Education 
be granted. 

2. That Candidate Allen Jones be granted a letter of dismissal 
to Winchester Presbytery. 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman. 



162 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery closed with prayer by Rev. T. C. Croker, 

J. F. MENIUS, Moderator. 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Maxton, N. C, April 7, 1930. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in special session in the 
Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p. m., and was called to 
order by Rev. G. W. Hanna, the last Moderator present, 
and opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, L. A. Mc- 

Laurin, G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, G. F. 

Kirkpatrick, C. B. Craig, G. W. Hanna, W. L. Foley, W. J. 

Hunneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, J. L. McLean, C. S. Matthews, 

B. T. Bedinger— 15. 

Ruling Elders : J. C. Campbell, Antioch ; J. P. Wiggins, 
Maxton, and Mac Cameron, Laurinburg — 3. 

The following call for this meeting was read and 
found in order: 

Lillington, N. C, March 25, 1930. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the 
Presbyterian Church, Maxton, N. C, on April 7, 1930, at 2:00 
p. m., to transact the following business if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. 

C. B. Craig and the Laurinburg Church. 

2. To grant Mr. Craig a letter of dismissal to the Norfolk 
Presbvterv. 

Signed, J. F. MENIUS, Moderator. 

Rev. C. B. Craig offered his resignation as pastor of 
the Laurinburg Church and asked that the resignation 
be accepted and the pastoral relations dissolved. The 
representative from the church reported that at a regu- 
lar congregational meeting action was taken whereby 
the congregation agreed to concur with the pastor in 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 163 

asking the Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral relations. 
The resignation was accepted and the pastoral relations 
dissolved. 

At his own request Rev. C. B. Craig was granted a 
certificate of dismissal to Norfolk Presbytery. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery closed with prayer by Dr. G. E. Moorehouse. 
G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNNEYCUTT, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FOURTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Maxton, N. C, April 22, 1930. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
thirty-fourth stated meeting in the auditorium of the 
Presbyterian Junior College for Men at 10:00 a. m. and 
was opened with devotional exercises. 

Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer by 
Rev. G. W. Hanna, the last moderator present. 

The following were present and enrolled or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, C. G. Vardell, L. Smith, A. 
R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, A. T. Lassiter, R. A. McLeod, 
L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Mathe- 
son, E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, F. M. Bain, 
G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. L. Foley, W. J. Huney- 
cutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. M. McLeod, F. C. 
Symonds, Dixon McDonald, J. M. Lemon, D. M. Clark, 
H. W. KoelHng, J. Lee McLean, C. S. Matthews, W. S. 
Golden, B. T. Bedinger, C. A. Lawrence, E. L. Barber, 
Eugene Alexander — 38. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgins, Antioch; John A. Mc- 
Cormick, Ashpole ; Preston Woodall, Benson ; E. C. Mathe- 
son, Bensalem; J. W. Graham (2), Bethesda; K. A. Mc- 
Donald, Big Rockfish; Alex McNeill (2), Bluff; J. C. 
Byrd, Bunnlevel; D. McDonald, Cameron; W. G. Suggs, 



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Carthage ; D. A. Wilkinson, Centre ; L. E. Gibson, Church 
in the Pines; D. M. Fairley, Church of the Covenant; 
Lawrence Barnes, Comfort; David A. Blue, Culdee; John 
Monroe, Cypress; Edgar Hall (2), Dundarrach; Clarence 
Smith, Dunn; W. S. Evans (2), Elise; F. M. McKay, 
Erwin; J. A. McLeod, Eureka; W. A. West, Fayetteviile 
Fjirst; Floyd Monroe (2), Galatia; J. E. Graham (2), 
Godwin; N. A. Currie, Highland; J. S. Greyard, lona; 
Lacy Currie, Jackson Springs; N. L. Gibbon, Lakeview; 
E. F. Murray, Laurel Hill; A. M. Fairley, Laurinburg; 
0. L. Johnson, Lillington; Lacy Johns, Lumber Bridge; 
W. K. Bethune, Lumberton; D. A. Patterson, Maxton; 
J. M. McMillan (2), McMillan; D. B. Currie, McPherson; 
N. J. McRimmon, MUdway; W. G. Buie, Montpelier; D. E. 
Smith, Mt. Tabor; Murphy McMillan, Parkton; Hugh 
Monroe, Pembroke; John M. Brown, Philadelphus ; D. M. 
Johnson, Philippi; James E. Quale, Pinehurst; John L. 
Johnson, Jr., Providence ; J. H. Campbell. Raef ord ; E. H. 
Lassiter, Raven Rock; Ernest Graham, Red Springs; D. 
C. Shaw, Rex ; A. L. Seawell, Rock Branch ; A. C. Sinclair, 
Rowland; S. J. Cameron, Sandy Grove; D. M. Stewart, 
Smyrna; A. L. Monroe, Spies; Marcus Smith, St. Pauls; 
W. D. Bullard, Sunnyside; R. B. McDonald, Union; W. D. 
Smith, Vass; S. W. Wilson, West End; J. Z. Collier, 
Westminister — 60. 

Rev. T. M. Stribling, of Mecklenburg Presbytery, was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Rev. W. L. Foley was elected Moderator and Rev. W. J. 
Huneycutt Temporary Clerk. 

The Committee on Arrangements made the following 
report, which was adopted: 

1. The program including the hours for daily sessions as found 
in the docket are recommended for adoption by the Presbytery. 

2. The first order on Wednesday morning: The report of the 
Parkton Commission. 

3. That Rev. Joe Walker, of the West Raleigh Church, be heard 
at 12:30 Wednesday morning for fifteen minutes. 

Presbytery heard a sermon by Rev. J. F. Menius, the 
retiring moderator, on the texts Ps. 14:1 and 53:1. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed by 
the moderator: 



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STANDING COMMITTEES 

1. Bills and Overtures: Dr. B. F. Bedinger, Rev. D. L. Jones. 
Ruling Elders, J. H. Campbell and A. M. Fairley. 

2. Calls and Supplies: Rev. T. C. Croker, Rev. L. Smith. Ruling 
Elders, D. B. Currie and N. J. McRimmon. 

3. Nominations: Rev. J. B. Black, Rev. H. W. Koelling. Ruling 
Elders, Ernest Graham and E. F. Murray. 

4. Judicial: Dr. W. M. Fairley, Rev. J. M. Lemmon. Elders, 
W. G. Buie and Jno. M. Brown. 

5. Arrangements and Orders: Dr. E. L. Siler, chairman. Ruling 
Elder, D. A. Patterson. 

6. Minutes of Synod: Dr. G. E. Moorehouse, Rev. A. D. Cars- 
well. Ruling Elders, W. D. Smith and Murphy McMillan. 

7. Printed Minutes of Presbytery: Rev. G. W. Hanna, Rev. J. 
Lee McLean. Ruling Elders, A. C. Sinclair and W. A. West 

8. Sessional Records: Rev. J. F. Menius, chairman. Rev. D. M. 
Clark, Rev. Dixon McDonald, Rev. E. L. Barber, Rev. C. A. 
Lawrence, Rev. E. B. Carr, Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. A. T. Lassiter. 
Ruling Elders, Marcus Smith, D. M. Johnson, W. D. Bullard, A. L. 
Monroe, Preston Woodall, R. B. McDonald and Lacy John. 

9. Leave of Absence: Rev. J. L. McLean, chairman, Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, W. M. McLeod. Ruling Elder, D. A. Wilkinson. 

A communication was received from the Superintend- 
ent of Home Missions of Granville Presbytery in refer- 
ence to the title to the property of Community Church, 
Granville Presbytery, which communication was referred 
to the Home Mission Committee. 

The commission to install Rev. E. L. Barber as pastor 
of the Bethesda Church reported this duty performed 
on February 16, 1930, and of Montpelier Church on Febru- 
ary 23, 1930. This report was approved. 

The commission to install Rev. D. M. Newton as pastor 
of the Benaslem, Eagle Springs, Elise and Spies Churches 
reported this duty performed on February 9, 1930. The 
report was approved. 

A communication from Mr. Wm. R. Miller, Secretary of 
Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., in respect 
to the Seminary was received as information. 

The following resolution touching the sale of the Addor 
Church property was adopted: 

Whereas, the following action of the Presbytery touching the 
sale of certain church property in Addor, N. C, was inadvertently 
omitted from the minutes of December 3, 1929, be it resolved that 
said action be recorded in the minutes of this meeting, and the 
sale of said property as outlined in the resolution be approved: 

"Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: That Fayetteville Presbytery 
m meetmg duly assembled, in the City of Fayetteville, on this 
third day of December, 1929, do accept the recommendation of the 
committee consisting of Rev. W. S. Golden, J. W. Graham, J. H. 



166 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Suttenfield and J. Talbot Johnson, for the sale of the church 
premises in the town of Addor, at and for the price of $500.00 cash. 

"Resolved Further: That C. G. Rose, John W. McLauchlin and 
A. R. McEachem be, and they hereby are, authorized and em- 
powered to execute and deliver their deed, as Trustees of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery of the Synod of North Carolina to Mr. R. F. Pate, 
conveying to him all right, title and interest of the Fayetteville 
Presbytery in said premises at and for the consideration of $500.00. 

"The foregoing resolution was presented by and on motion duly 
made and seconded was unanimously adopted." 

(Signed) J. F. MENIUS, Moderator. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following re- 
port which was adopted: 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
FOR YEAR 1929-1930 

Disbursements 

Dixon McDonald $1,399.50 

W. J. Hunneycutt „ 800.00 

C. M. Gibbs 500.00 

D. M. Clark 650.00 

D. L. Jones : 200.00 

J. F. Menius 525.00 

D. M. Newton _ 201.25 

J. L. McLean 600.00 

E. B. Carr 150.00 

R. A. McLeod 100.00 

W. P. Gibbs 66.66 

R. H. Poole „ 75.01 

J. A. Caligan 100.00 

L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer 200.00 

Payment Loan Permanent Building Fund 350.00 



Total $5,917.42 

Presbytery's Home Missions — Receipts 

From Churches - $4,187.38 

Woman's Auxiliaries 784.14 

Young People's Societies 19.50 

Sunday Schools 48.99 

Donation - 200.00 



Total $5,240.01 

Balance from last year 400.00 

Loan from Permanent Building Fund -..-. 350.00 

Loan from Miscellaneous Building Fund „ 1,239.55 $7,230.19 



Balance on deposit 1,312.77 $7,230.19 



Due Miscellaneous Building Fund $1,239.55 



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Due Miscellaneous Building Fund last year 450.00 



Total $1,689.55 

Special Religious Education 
Balance on deposit ...4 229.91 

Presbytery*s Tax Fund — Receipts 

Balance from last year _ $ 135.48 

From Churches 1,100.06 $1,235.54 



Disbursements 

Historical Foundation $ 114.57 

Assembly's Assessment 91 2.16 

Svnod's Assessment 171.03 

Printing- 204.33 

Salary Stated Clerk and Expenses 221.82 

Salary Permanent Clerk 20.00 

Treasurer's Office Expense (1928-1929) 10.51 



Total $1,654.42 

Deficit 418.88 $1,235.54 



Permanent Building and Loan Fund — Receipts 

Balance on hand $ 953.58 

Interest on loans 50.31 

Payment loan Presbytery's Home Missions 350.00 $1,353.89 



Disbursements 

Loan to Presbytery's Home Missions $ 350.00 

Balance on deposit „ 1,003.89 $1,353.89 



Miscellaneous Building and Loan Fund — Receipts 

Balance on hand „ $1,490.52 

Payment, Cape Fear Church, Loan and Interest 30.00 

Rent on Addor Building 40.00 

Sale of Addor Building 460.00 

Interest from Bank -..., 29.72 $2,050.24 



Disbursements 

Insurance _ $ 58.88 

Donation Spies Church 60.00 

Loan Presbytery's Home Missions 1,239.55 



Total ,„ $1,358.43 

Balance on deposit 691.81 $2,050.24 



L. A. McLAURIN, Treasurer. 
We have examined the books and annual report of the Treasurer 
and find them correct for the year. 

C. J. McCALLUM. 
C. D. SMITH. 



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Mr. George K. McNeill was appointed as a member of 
the Auditing Committee to fill the place of Mr. A. T. 
McKellar who is infirm. 

The commission on Longstreet Church made a verbal 
report which was received as information. The commis- 
sion was changed to a committee and Rev. R. A. McLeod 
was appointed chairman of the committee. 

The following were elected commissioners from this 
Presbytery to the General Assembly to meet at Char- 
lottesville, Va., on May 22, 1930: 

Principals — Ministers: W. L. Foley, G. F. Kirkpatrick 
and A. D. Carswell. Ruling Elders : J. P. Wiggins, Ernest 
Graham and H. C. Cameron. 

Alternates — Ministers : W. M. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin 
and J. Lee McLean. Ruling Elders : Dr. A. S. Cromartie, 
J. A. Hodgin and W. K. Bethune. 

Rev. Edgar Alexander of Concord Presbytery was in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

An overture touching the question of Organic Union 
with the Northern General Assembly was received and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

It was ordered that the names of the ministers who 
have represented Presbytery at the General Assembly 
for the past ten years be printed in the minutes of Pres- 
bytery. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 

First Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies which re- 
port was referred in part to the Committee on Schools 
and Colleges, and in part to the Committee on Nomina- 
tions. 

The Committee on Assembly's Minutes made report, 
which as amended and adopted is as follows : 

The Committee on General Assembly's Minutes has had placed 
in its hands the following resolution adopted by the General As- 
sembly at its meeting in May, 1929: 

"The Assembly gives it approval to the basis of union with the 
United Presbyterian Church, submitted by the committee, and 
hereby recommends its adoption and sends it down to the Pres- 
byteries for their advice and consent to the same." 

Your Committee recommends that Presbytery give its consent 
to the basis of union with the United Presbyterian Church. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 169 

The above report was adopted by a vote of 36 for and 
22 against the report. 

A request from the Pinehurst Church asking to be 
allowed to change the terms of its call to read $3,700 per 
year and free use of the manse instead of $3,400 per year 
and free use of the manse was granted and the church 
commended for this action, and Presbytery expressed its 
gratitude to Mr. Leonard Tufts, who made this change 
possible. 

Presbytery expressed its appreciation of an invitation 
to hold its sessions of tomorrow at Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege and to have lunch at the College, but deemed it best 
for the work of the Kingdom to decline this most graci- 
ous invitation. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions submitted the fol- 
lowing report which was received and adopted: 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

In reporting the work of Foreign Missions, if we consider the 
tremendous deficit, we may feel discouraged; but if we consider 
the success of the work done abroad on meager support, we may- 
thank God and take courage, and pray that God may open the 
hearts of His people to give and provide them with the means for 
greater advance than in the past. 

The work itself has been blessed abroad in spite of shortened 
forces and means. 

Our Mid-China Mission reports, "Never before have we experi- 
enced such willing audiences or so many opportunities for preach- 
ing." 

The great Five-Year Evangelistic Movement in China for deepen- 
ing the spiritual life of the church and doubling its membership 
in the next five years, has met a widespread and eager response 
and is already bearing rich fruit. 

Despite its depleted evangelistic force the Mexico Mission says, 
"Reports from all over the field show very encouraging results 
of the work done." Brazil and Korea sound a similar note. 

Africa's report is almost a continuous psean of praise. So 
numerous are its students for the ministry and so eager the 
native workers for a better knowledge of the Word, that around 
our Mutoto Bible School and Seminary "housing room has gone 
to such a premium," says the official report, "that it has been 
necessary to strain every energy, as well as the budget, to erect 
100 temporary huts to care for the new families entering." 

In Japan the great "Kingdom of God Movement" for winning 
1,000,000 new disciples is under way. All the Japanese churches 
and missions are co-operating. It is led by Kagawa, one of our 
own mission converts and the outstanding Christian leader of the 
Orient. 

If ever a church was summoned of God to go forward in its 
work abroad, it is the Southern Presbyterian Church. 

In contrast with these joyful facts are six most painful facts. 



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To each one of these six the Presbytery is urged to give deliberate 
and prayerful consideration. 

1. During recent years five-sixths of the Presbyteries have 
cut down their percentage allotments to the Assembly causes. 
Secretary R. E. Magill reports that official statements from the 
clerks of the 16 Synods, regarding the 1930 budgets which these 
bodies have adopted for Assembly causes, show a cut of about 
$800,000 from the $3,000,000 asked for by the Assembly. 

2. During recent years the average cost of all that enters into 
Foreign Mission work has risen 25 per cent. 

3. Hence the reduction of our missionary force since 1926 from 
516 to 427, a loss of 89, and the number is still falling. 

4. Hence also the swiftly multiplying breakdowns on the field 
as our shrunken force tries to keep the work going, while waiting 
recruits are held back by lack of funds. 

5. The receipts for the regular work for the year ending March 
31, 1929, were the lowest in many years. 

6. The receipts for the year just closed were lower still, being 
only $1,079,904, increasing the debt from $174,659 to $245,505. 

The above facts make it clear that the ecclesiastical arrange- 
ments in force are steadily strangling the Church's Foreign Mis- 
sion work (the other Assembly causes being co-sufferers), and 
that worse is certainly ahead, unless immediate action be taken 
to remedy existing conditions. 

As to the reasons for the decline in gifts, an experienced Secre- 
tary of the Department of Missions of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, replies as follows: 

"The following may be among the reasons for the decline in 
gifts for missionary work abroad: 

1. Increasing secularization of life and thought in the United 
States, with the consequent emphasis upon personal pleasure and 
material welfare. 

2. Inaccurate and misunderstood statements made by some mis- 
sionaries and other Christian leaders, with regard to the good 
features of non-Christian faiths and culture. This leads to diluted 
convictions or even frankly expressed doubts as to the uniqueness 
and universality of the message for the revelation of which our 
Lord became incarnate. 

3. Events in China during the past five years have led many 
people to think that the church's task is hopeless in that field 
and if that is true there, why not everywhere. 

4. The merging of a number of interests and causes in the 
same appeal. This usually results in giving local projects first 
place in the thought of people. 

5. The tendency to emphasize the importance of meeting quotas 
or budgets, which to most people are utterly impersonal, rather 
than the importance of making our Lord known and helping peo- 
ple to relate themselves to Him and to accomplish great tasks 
in His Name. 

The statement of the foregoing reasons carries with it tiie 
suggestion of the remedies. 

For several years I have had the pleasure and privilege of 
being chairman of the Foreign Mission Committee in this Pres- 
bytery. As I leave the Presbytery, it is with the prayer in my 
heart that God will bless us and that the zeal for Foreign Missions 



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in our hearts will never decline but grow stronger in this Pres- 
bytery. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

That the Presbytery give itself to prayer and conference in 
behalf of the Foreign Mission work, which is its own work, and 
that it take such definite action as will in its judgment meet and 
remedy the situation and open the way for the advance to which 
Cod is calling our church. 

C. B. CRAIG, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:15 p. m. 

First Day — Night Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:15 p. m. in the Maxton 
Presbyterian church. 

Rev. Eugene Alexander presented a letter of dismission 
from Concord Presbytery to this Presbytery. After a 
satisfactory examination, Mr. Alexander was received 
and enrolled as a member of this Presbytery, after 
signing the obligations required of its ministers. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. Eugene Alex- 
ander were received from the following churches: Flat 
Branch Church for two morning services per month at 
a salary of $550.00 per annum in regular monthly pay- 
ments ; from the Church of the Covenant for one Sabbath 
per month (one-fourth of the time) at a salary of $500.00 
per year in monthly payments and free use of the manse ; 
from Mt. Carmel Church as stated supply at a salary of 
$150.00 per year. These calls were referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have the usual 
number of copies of the minutes of Presbytery printed. 

Presbytery heard the Presbyterial sermon by Rev. Carl 
S. Matthews, D. D., on the subject of ''The Power of the 
Resurrection,'* text Phil. 3:10. 

Following the Presbyterial sermon, the Presbyterial 
communion was conducted by Rev. R. G. Matheson and 
Rev. L. Smith. 

The following memorial of Rev. R. E. Henderlite, D. D., 
was read by Rev. R. G. Matheson and was adopted by 
a rising vote: 

REV. R. E. HENDERLITE, D. D. 

The Rev. R. E. Henderlite was born at Marion, Smith County, 
Virginia, July 20, 1860. He was the first bom son of George W. 
and Rachael Anna Kellinger Henderlite. From this home four 



172 MINUTES OF PAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



sons, R. E., George E., Peter B. and James H., went into the 
service of the church, and one daughter was married to a minister. 

He died at Jackson Springs, N. C, January 9, 1930, where he 
had made his home since the condition of his health had made 
it necessary for him to give up his work as pastor. During these 
years of retirement he was not idle, but preached whenever he 
had opportunity and was active and faithful in helping the local 
pastor and doing personal work. 

He was a graduate of King College, Bristol, Tenn., class of 
1884, from which college he also received his degree of Doctor 
of Divinity. His seminary course was taken at Columbia Seminary 
two years, and his graduating year at Union Seminary, Hampden- 
Sidney, Virginia, 1888. 

He was married to Miss Maggie Stenhouse at Stirling, Green- 
ville County, South Carolina, August 19, 1883. This good woman 
was a true and helpful wife and co-laborer with him to the end 
of her days. She died while he was pastor of the Fountain Inn, 
Fairview group at the manse at Fairview. 

After years of restless loneliness he was again married. His 
second marriage was to Mrs. Ada C. Woodruff of Rocky Mount, 
N. C, in 1916. He was very fortunate in his second marriage as 
in his first. His last years were made brighter and were spent 
in comfort and with every tender care because of the love and 
attention of his wife and her children, who regarded him and 
loved him as though he had been their own father. 

The writer has not been able to secure accurate data about Dr. 
Henderlite's pastorates and some other items. 

He was probably ordained by Enoree Presbytery, as his first 
pastorate was Nazareth Church, Spartanburg County, S. C, in 
connection with a mission which became the Third Church, Green- 
ville. Then he had only the Third Church, Greenville. He had 
two pastorates at Fountain Inn and probably served the Beaver 
Creek group in Washington County, Virginia, between these two. 

About 1912 he went to Anniston, Ala., from Fountain Inn, and 
served a church there for a while, — and the next settled work 
he had was in Hyde County, N. C. Here he did a hard work. 
In the face of great difficulty he carried on in this hard field for 
six and a half years. With only one Presbyterian church in the 
county he preached at various points in different parts of the 
county in homes, school houses, or wherever he could gather a 
group of people. Often he w-ould preach three times a day. The 
whole county was his territory, which entailed endless driving 
over rough roads not in a car — he never owned one — but with 
horse and buggy. He was never satisfied till he saw another 
church building on this field and "Henderlite Memorial" church 
stands today a monument of his devotion and perseverance, also 
his personal self denial for the work of Christ. 

In 1920 he took the Little River group in Orange County, N. C, 
in Orange Presbytery where he had a happy and useful pastorate 
among a fine people. 

In 1924 he undertook his last work. In Johnston County on 
the Home Mission field, he took up the work of the Providence 
Spencer Chapel group. He put all his heart and energy into this 
work, but here his health failed and he had to lay down active 
duty and seek a place to retire and rest. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 173 



In the providence of God he came to Jackson Springs where he 
lived till the day of his death, beloved and respected by a com- 
munity of people who had received him with sincere and tender 
sympathy as an old servant of Christ and the church. Bro. Hen- 
derlite was a man of God. He loved the Bible and the church and 
the Lord's work and Kingdom as few men do. His daily and hourly 
thought was of Christ, His word, His kingdom. He had no other 
enthusiasm, no other objective, no other theme worth while to him 
than Christ and His kingdom. 

Every day he spent hours with the Book and until recent months 
one hour every morning with the Greek Testament. 

He was an earnest and convincing preacher of the word. His 
sermons were nearly all expository and carried the message of 
the Bible doctrines with them. 

The church has had few men who have been more devoted ser- 
vants to her Lord and all the interests of the church than Bro. 
Henderlite. He has given throughout his ministry a large part 
of his living back into the church. Foreign Missions made heavy 
demands on his heart and his means. In late years he was a 
great believer in the work done for our Jewish brethren and a 
liberal supporter of that cause. 

His body rests at Jackson Springs near the church in the same 
cemetery with the bodies of S. W. Hassell and Knox Poole, two 
other faithful ministers of the church. What a holy place! 

The services were conducted by the pastor of the church with 
friends and brethren from the Presbytery. He is survived by 
his widow, who continues to make her home in Jackson Springs 
in the cottage which was given to Bro. Henderlite and to her 
to make them a comfortable home for his declining age. It has 
proven a great investment, having brought untold comfort to 
their hearts. 

"Servant of God, well done, 
Rest from thy loved employ. 
The battle fought, the victory won, 
Enter thy Master's joy." 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9:00 o'clock in the auditorium at the Pres- 
byterian Junior College. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 9:00 a. m. in the auditorium of the 
Presbyterian Junior College and was opened by devotional 
exercises conducted by Rev. W. S. Golden. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

Dr. D. S. Currie was granted the privileges of the 
jfioor and was heard on the matter of the Parkton Church. 

An overture to the General Assembly touching the 
question of Organic Union with any other denomina- 



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3Jn Jlemodam 



This page is set apart to the memory of the 
following Ruling Elders from this Presbytery 
who departed this life during the year ending 
March 31, 1930: 

John Calvin Black, bom October 1866, died February 
1, 1930, Culdee. 

William Lacy Blackman, born August 4, 1877, died 
November 1, 1929, Priest Hill. 

Neill S. Blue, born August 20, 1848, died June 30, 

1929, Sandy Grove. 

Noah Brewer, born November 10, 1854, died January 
25, 1930, Bensalem. 

George W. Bruton, born November 22, 1869, died 
March 17, 1930. Bensalem. 

John H. Culbreth, bom September 22, 1866, died 
January 19, 1930, Fayetteville First. 

John T. Denny, born August 31, 1852, died February 
8, 1930, Mt. Tabor. 

C. J. Hester, bom 1902, died June 13, 1929, Smyrna. 

Monroe Lee, bom September 25, 1901, died April 6, 

1930, Grove. 

Neill McKay, bom December 25, 1859, died July 11, 
1929, Buie's Creek. 

John McLeod, born October 19, 1855, died November 
1929, Mt. Pisgah. 

A. D. Taylor, born August 29, 1843, died January 3, 
1930. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 175 

tion was received and referred to the Committee on Bills 
and Overtures. 

The Committee on Men's Work made the following re- 
port which was adopted: 

Your Committee on "The Men of the Church" presents the fol- 
lowing- report: 

More churches have written to the Department of Men's Work 
about the organization, more field work has been done and more 
constructive results have been accomplished in the local churches 
than at any time since the program was adopted by the Assembly. 

The Constitution of the Men of the Church and other helpful 
and suggestive literature has been published and can be had 
without cost upon application to the Atlanta office. 

Your Permanent Committee had a meeting in the First Church, 
Fayetteville, to discuss plans for the promotion of the work in 
our Presbytery. 

Mr. J. A. Naff, field representative, was invited to speak at an 
adjourned meeting of Presbytery at M,axton and was requested 
to visit the Men of the Church organizations in Antioch, Red 
Springs, Rowland and Fayetteville and to speak on Men's Work 
before the Men of the Church and others attending the mid-week 
services on Wednesday evening at Lumberton. 

Your chairman has spoken at Laurinburg since his recent 
election and reports a splendid organization there. 

We reg-ret to announce the discontinuance of the men's work in 
Raeford but hope that it may be reorganized during the present 
church year. 

A new organization four months old has been set up at St. Pauls. 

Antioch, Fayetteville, Laurinburg, Maxton and St. Pauls have 
Men of the Church organizations and an average attendance for 
all the work of approximately 30. 

The chairman wishes to commend Maxton, St. Paul's and Fay- 
etteville upon the prompt remittance of the requested report. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

1. That each pastor and session endeavor to organize a Men 
of the Church group in his respective church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman of Committee. 

Rev. Lynn R. Walker, D. D., of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery, and Rev. J. R. Walker, of Granville Presbytery, 
were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visit- 
ing brethren. 

Rev. W. L. Foley offered his resignation as a member 
of the Parkton Church Commission which resignation 
was accepted, and Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick was appointed 
to fill this vacancy. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief submitted the following report which was adopted: 



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Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
submits the following report: 

In the General Assembly there are 626 candidates, 296 being 
aided to the extent of $37,830.00. 

The Student Loan Fund advanced $39,175.00 to specially recom- 
mended students but 65 were refused loans because of lack of 
funds. 

The 494 minister's homes were given $198,168.00, seemingly a 
large amount, but only an average of $401.15. 

$50,350.00 v/as received for this cause less than last year, a debt 
totalling $44,180.17 remaining, necessitating the reduction of loans 
to candidates and appropriation to disabled ministers, widows and 
orphans for next year. 

In our Presbytery only 57 out of our 95 churches gave anything 
to this most vital cause. The 57 gave $3,364.75 and this Pres- 
tery asked and received from this committee $8,995.00. May we 
not through earnest prayer and effort in our respective churches 
endeavor to do more during the year upon which we are just 
entering ? 

Last Spring in our Presbytery there were fifteen young men 
and two young women in preparation for Christian Semce. 

During the course of the year, two have completed their work 
in school: Angus McBryde from University of Pennsylvania, U. S. 
Veteran's Hospital, for Medical Missions and Sara Pitza White 
from Flora Macdonald for Foreign service. 

Allen Jones graduated from Union Seminary and was recently 
dismissed to Winchester Presbytery. 

Three have been received under care of Presbytery: 

1. Frank Smith Blue at Fayetteville, June 11, 1929. 

2. Duncan Daniel McBryde at Vass, October 22, 1929. 

3. David Fairley Blue at Fayetteville, December 3, 1929. 

One young lady, Harriet Emaline Hanna, entered training school. 

This totals 16 young men and a young woman in training for 
Christian service. A gain over last year of one worker for the 
cause of Christ. 

Your chairman has investigated the scholastic record of each 
of our candidates at college and seminary and reports creditable 
work with very few exceptions. 

Personal letters of recognition and esteem were written to each 
recipient of ministerial relief. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Ministers H. M. Dixon and E. C. Murray, D. D., be 
recommended to receive $60 each per month from the Ministerial 
Relief Committee. 

2. That widows of ministers, Mesdames V. R. Gaston, J. W. 
Goodman, R. E. Henderlite, M. M. Mclver, R. E. Steele and J. M. 
Wicker be recommended to receive $25 each per month from the 
Ministerial Relief Committee. 

3. That Licentiate D. A. Blue be dropped from the roll and 
that a letter be written him commending him upon the splendiu 
Christian work he is doing outside the active ministry. 

4. That pastors and sessions be instructed to aid the Christian 
Education Committee in the collection of loans advanced to stu- 
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5. That the request of Barney Ellis McLean be sanctioned for 
a loan of $125.00 from the Christian Education Committee. 

6. That the request of Barney McLean be sanctioned for a gift 
from the Donaldson Fund of $100.00. 

7. That T. A. Guiton be granted a letter of dismission to 
Roanoke Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman. 

The names of the Ruling Elders who departed this life 
during the church year ending March 31, 1930, were read 
and the Stated Clerk was instructed by a rising vote to 
record these names in the minutes of Presbytery on a 
page set apart for this purpose. 

The Committee on Orphans' Home made report which 
was received and the recommendation taken up seriatim. 
The report as adopted is as follows : 

We are gratified to note that Fayetteville Presbytery has con- 
tributed the sum of $11,754.00 which is an increase over the year 
before of $609.00. 

We are still short of the goal to the amount of $2,796.00, Fay- 
etteville Presbytery being asked to contribute 15 per cent of 
$97,000.00, which is $14,550.00. 

The great financial need of our Orphans' Home at present is 
distressing. Let us rally to its support. 

RECOMMENDATIONS ; 

1. That each church have an orphanage agent, put the cause 
on its budget, and specially stress the special offering at Thanks- 
giving, and that the Thanksgiving offering be sent in as promptly 
as possible. 

2. That each Auxiliary put the cause in its budget and appoint 
one or more active members to urge liberal giving to special 
offerings. 

3. That each Sunday School and its classes set aside its offering 
on one Sunday each month for this cause. No cause will so 
appeal to children or cultivate in them the habit of giving as 
appeals for little children. 

4. That individual members, men and women, be urged to make 
a regular contribution for the support of the home and to use 
It as a thank offering. 

5. That as far as possible, the various organizations contributing 
be urged to send amounts in approximately equal monthly settle- 
ments, rather than deferring remittances till near the end of the 
church year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Printed Minutes made the following 
report, which was adopted : 



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A copy of the printed minutes of the Fall Meeting of Presby- 
tery of 1929 has been compared with the written minutes of the 
same, and the printed minutes have been found to be a faithful 
copy of the written copy approved by Presbytery. We therefore 
recommend that the printed copy be the official minutes of the 
Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. W. HANNA, Chairman. 

The Committee on Religious Education made report. 
Pending the adoption of the report, an address on Re- 
ligious Education by Dr. W. M. Fairley was heard. The 
report as adopted is as follows; 

Section I. — Sabbath Schools: 

The statistical report of the Sunday Schools is herewith sub- 
mitted: Churches reporting Sunday Schools, 35; Simday Schools 
enrolled, 90; pupils enrolled in the Sunday School, 10,385; added 
to the church from the Sunday Schools on profession of faith, 210; 
contributed by the Sunday Schools, $5,394. 

Your Committee on Religious Education held a joint meeting 
in Fayetteville with the like Committee from the Presbyterial 
and appointed a sub-committee to put on a Conference at Flora 
Macdonald College, June 19-26. It was also ordered that if pos- 
sible a Leadership Training School for Sunday School teachers and 
superintendents be arranged for at Flora Macdonald at the same 
time the Young Peoples' Conference is in session. Rev. E. 13. 
Paisley of the Training School in Richmond, Va., has been secured 
and we hope to have at least three other teachers. 

Your committee feels that the most important task before the 
church today is the religious education of the youth of the church, 
and the most imperative need is trained workers. It is with an 
ardent hope of answering this ever increasing call for competent 
leaders that your committee has planned for this Young Peoples' 
Conference and Leadership Training School. 

WE RECOMMEND: 

1. Tliat the pastors, who are the official leaders in the church, 
as far as possible attend this Training School, themselves. 

2. That the session of each, church make an effort to have a 
good delegation of their young people attend the conference, aided 
by the church if necessary. 

3. That an effort be made to get the superintendents, teachers 
and prospective teachers to attend the Training School. 

4. That as much money as may be needed in conducting this 
school be appropriated for this purpose from the amount raised 
two years ago by a director of education. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. FAIRLEY, Chairman. 

Section II. — ^Young Peoples' Work: 

The statistical report of the Young Peoples' Work is herewith 
submitted: 40 Senior Societies reported a membership o'f 1,052; 



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31 of these societies are Christian Endeavor Societies and 9 are 
P. Y. P. L. 

Eleven Intermediate Christian Endeavor Societies with a mem- 
bership of 219. 

Twenty-five Junior Societies with a membership of 532. Two 
of these are P. Y. P. L. 

A total of 76 societies with a total membership of 1,793. 

Only 69 churches sent in Young Peoples' blank at all. Four- 
teen of these had no organization or no reports. About 50 churches 
evidently have no organization. 

Total gifts: 

To Benevolences $ 814.00 

To Local Church Work 571.00 

Miscellaneous 467.u0 

Total „ $1,852.00 

Fourteen less societies reported in 1930 than in 1929, a loss 
of membership over last year of over 1,200, a decrease in total 
contributions of $166.00, and last year was $700.00 behind the 
previous year. 

The second Young Peoples^ Conference at Flora Macdonald had 
158 delegates. The conference was a wonderful blessing to all 
who were there. There were about 400 people in attendance at 
the rally held the last day of the conference. 

The conference dates this year are June 19-26. The rally will 
be held on the 26th of June. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the churches send as many of their choice young people 
to the conference as possible. 

2. That the various Christian Endeavor Societies study the new 
plan and program for Presbyterian Young People, which is now 
ready for distribution from the Presbyterian Committee in Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. McLEOD, Chairman. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The following approved without exception: 

Rex, Hope Mills, Sardis, McMillan, Erwin, Bethesda, Midway, 
Dunn, Grove, St. Pauls, Raven Rock, Rock Branch, Eureka, Park- 
ton, Lakeview, Lumber Bridge, Bensalem, Union, Ashpole, Cape 
Fear, Centre, Shei-wood, Philadelphus, Lillington, Ephesus, Maxton, 
Red Springs, Sunnyside, Flat Branch, Big Rockfish, Montpelier, 
Gaiatia, McPherson, Wildwood, Spence, Providence, Cameron, West 
End, Raeford, Spies, Vass, Gibson, Rowland, Carthage, Fayette- 
ville First, Leaflet, Jackson Springs, Culdee, Church in the Pines, 
Highland. 

The following approved with exception: 



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1. Session did not meet quarterly: Palestine, Mt. Tabor, Mt. 
Carmel, Barbecue, Sandy Grove, Philippi. 

2. One or more meetings not opened or closed with prayer: 
Westminister, Comfort. 

3. Minutes incomplete: Bunnlevel (Clerk's name omitted) 
Laurel Hill( No statistical report). 

4. Representatives to Synod or Presbytery were either not elect- 
ed or failed to report attendance upon return: Mt. Tabor, Mt. 
Misgah, Bethel (April and October), Laurel Hill. 

5. Name of church not on outside of book: Four Oaks, Laurin- 
burg, Antioch. 

6. Session did not read and approve its own minutes: Pembroke, 
Benson, Dundarrach. 

7. Treasurer's book not examined and approved: Cameron Hill, 
Elise, Dundarrach, Philippi, Cypress, Smyrna. 

8. Book not brought to Presbytery last time: South Fayette- 
ville, Buies Creek. 

9. Purpose of congregational meeting not stated: Bluff, Eagle 
Springs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

Rev. J. F. Menius tendered his resignation as chairman 
of the Committee on Sessional Records, which resigna- 
tion was accepted and Presbytery expressed by a rising 
vote its appreciation to Mr. Menius for his faithful ser^ 
vices on this committee. This vacancy was referred to 
the Committee on Nominations. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies recommended 
that the calls from the Flat Branch and Church of the 
Covenant Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. 
Eugene Alexander be found in order and placed in his 
hands, also the request from the Mt. Carmel Church for 
his services as stated supply for one year be placed in his 
hands for his acceptance. He signified his acceptance of 
the calls and the following commissions were appointed 
to install him: At the Church of the Covenant, Rev. A, 
R. McQueen, Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. R. A. McLeod and 
Ruling Elder P. P. McCain; alternate, Ryan McBryde. 
At Flat Branch Church, Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. W. M. 
McLeod, Rev. F. M. Bain and RuHng Elder Ryan Mc- 
Bryde; alternate, J. M. Wilson; the time and parts to be 
agreed upon by the commissions and the churches. 

The committee on Vacancy and Supply made report 
which was received as information. 

The Stewardship Committee made the following report 
which was adopted: 



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57 churches report a canvass made and give some figures. 
15 churches report a canvass made but give no figures. 
12 churches report that no canvass was made. 
11 churches failed to report at all. 

Amount subscribed to Benevolent Causes $ 38,259.00 

Amount subscribed to Current Expenses 64,795.00 

Total $103,054.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Historical Committee submitted the following re- 
port which was adopted: 

REPORT OF HISTORICAL 

Your Committee has received, since the last Fall meeting of 
Presbytery, histories of Bensalem and Big Rockfish Churches. We 
recommend that they be filed in Presbytery's archives. Of the 
first twelve churches on the roll, the following have so far failed 
to send in their histories: Antioch, Barbecue, Bethel, Bethesda, 
Bluff, Bunnlevel and Buies Creek. 

For the next Fall meeting we earnestly request the above named 
seven churches to furnish their histories and also request histories 
of the next six on the roll provided such are not already on file 
in the Stated Clerk's office. These six churches are as follows: 
Cameron, Cameron Hill, Campbellton, Cape Fear, Carthage and 
entre. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. SILER, Chairman. 

The Bluff Church invited the Presbytery to hold its 
Fall stated meeting in the Old Bluff Church. The invita- 
tion was accepted. 

The Presbytery ordered that a special committee be 
appointed, of which Dr. A. R. McQueen will be chairman, 
to arrange if possible to hold at least one session of 
Presbytery at the grave of Rev. James Campbell, at 
which time a historical address shall be delivered by the 
chairman of the committee or some one selected by the 
committee. 

The time of the meeting of Presbytery is to be fixed 
by the special committee and the church. 

The moderator appointed the following as the above 
named special committee : Rev. A. R. McQueen, the pas- 
tor of Bluff Church, J. McN. Johnson and E. J. Mc- 
Keithan. 

Presbytery heard with sorrow of the death of the 
mother of Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt and engaged in special 
prayer for the family. 



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The Committee on the State of Religion in the 
Churches conducted a popular meeting at which a num- 
ber of addresses were heard on the question of church 
attendance. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges made its re- 
port which was received and the recommendations were 
taken up seriatim. The report as adopted is as follows: 

Your Committee on Schools and Colleges makes the following 
report: 

Elise High School reports an enrollment for the year of 109. 
22 of whom are in the Senior Class. The student body represents 
10 counties in North Carolina and the State of South Carolina. 
Eleven acres of land have been added to the property this year. 
The new administration building will be ready for use the first 
day of May. Dedication of the building will take place the last 
day of commencement, May 20th. 

It is the plan now for the school to hold a six weeks summer 
high school this summer. It will be run on the summer camp 
plan and will make it possible for students to get credit on one 
whole or two half courses. 

Flora Macdonald College wishes to stress the necessity of the 
pledges made to the Endowment Fund being paid up if possible 
before September 20th. On September 30th, the Carnegie Cor- 
poration offer of $50,000 if we raise $150,000 closes. There are 
1,409 pledges made in Fayetteville Presbytery, 309 have been paid 
in full and 765 are overdue and not paid. 

We rejoice in the progress being made by the Presbyterian 
Junior College for Men at Maxton. They have had a splendid 
session so far this year. Seven states are represented in the 
student body. The majority of the students come from the rural 
districts and small towns. The outlook for next year is very en- 
couraging. From present indications, it is evident that all avail- 
able space will be taken. 

WE MAKE THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the pastors call the attention of the churches to the 
importance of raising the necessary $150,000 for Flora Macdonald 
College by September 20th, in order to save the $50,000 offer from 
the Carnegie Corporation. 

2. That Rev. W. M. McLeod be elected trustee of Flora Mac- 
donald College in place of Rev. C. B. Craig removed, and that 
Messrs. Edwin Morgan, Jno. M. Brown and Hon. A. W. McLean 
be elected as trustees of Flora Macdonald College to succeed them- 
selves. 

3. That Mrs. J. H. Suttonfield be elected trustee of Elise High 
School in the place of Mrs. J. 0. McClelland, resigned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. FOLEY, Chairman. 

Rev. Joseph Walker was heard in the interest of the 
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Kaleigh Church, which address was received as informa- 
tion and Presbytery expressed its appreciation to Mr. 
Walker for his message. 

The Committee on the James Campbell Cemetery made 
a verbal report, stating that the coping around the cem- 
etery had been completed, which report was received 
as information. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :00 P. M. 

Second Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m. 
The Committee on Woman's Work made the following 
report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S WORK 

Fayetteville Presbyterial met in Highland Church, Fayetteville, 
April 8 and 9. The sessions were interesting and inspiring. Twenty- 
three Presbyterial officers and one hundred and three delegates 
were present. Total attendance including officers and visitors, 434. 

Sixty-eight Auxiliaries reported a total membership of 3,529. 
The Societies contributed to Foreign Missions $4,829; Birthday 
Gift, Mexican Girls' School, $896; Assembly's Home Missions, 
$2,327; Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, $1,049; Re- 
ligious Education and Publication, $283; Training School for Lay 
Workers, $133; Bible Cause, $124; Synod's Home Missions, $1,287; 
Orphans' Home, $2,996; Educational Institutions, $2,965; Presby- 
tery's Home Missions, $1,577; Auxiliary Special Benevolences, 
$1,929; total to Denominal Benevolences, $20,369; local Church 
Work, $4,892; miscellaneous, $2,447. Total to all causes, $27,584. 
Decrease, $2,343. One hundred and forty-seven prayer bands were 
reported, 577 family altars, 464 tithers, 119 mission study classes, 
foreign 64, home 55. 

WE RECOMMEND: 

That Presbytery put on record its appreciation of the great 
work done by the Presbyterial. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CARL S. MATTHEWS, Chairman. 

The Commission on the Parkton Church made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

Your Commission appointed to visit Parkton Church begs to 
report that the church has been visited and conferences have been 
held with the session. 

All matters constituting differences between certain members 
of the session have been adjusted to the satisfaction of these 
members. Your Commission is of the opinion that the officers 
and members of this church will work together harmoniously 
in the future. 



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We further believe that our duties are completed and ask thac 
the Commission be discharged. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CARL S. MATTHEWS, Chaisman. 

Presbytery expressed its appreciation of the fact that 
the differences in the Parkton Church have been settled. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Evangelism was 
instructed to arrange for evangehstic meetings in the 
churches of the Presbytery and to report at the next 
meeting of Presbytery. 

The Committee on Synod's Minutes respectfully sub- 
mits the following report: 

The Committee on Synod's Minutes respectfully submits the 
following report: 

We have carefully examined the Minutes of the Synod and find 
no special matter of mterest, that we think necessary to bring- 
before Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. E. MiOOREHOUSE, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures submitted the 
following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF BILLS AND OVERTURES 

1. In regard to the overture touching the matter of Organic 
Union with other denominations, we recommend that P'resbyteiy 
decline to send the overture to the General Assembly. 

2. Touching the overture in regard to union with the Presby- 
terian Church U. S. A., we recommend that you decline to send 
this overture to the General Assembly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations submitted the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Nominations would make the following 
recommendations : 

1. As Trustees of Sandy Grove Church property, Mr. J. B. 
Cameron to succeed himself; John McKay Blue to succeed N. S. 
Blue deceased, and Geo. Patterson to succeed Alex Campbell re- 
moved out of the bounds of Presbytery. 

2. Home Missions Committee: That Dr. C. S. Ma'i.thews suc- 
ceed Rev. C. B. Craig removed. 

3. Foreign Missions: Chairman, that Rev. J. F. Menius succeed 
Rev. C. B. Craig removed. 

4. Religious Education: 

(a) Sabbath School: That Rev. J. M. Lemon succeed Rev. J. T. 
Barham removed. 

(b) Young Peoples' Work: That Rev. E, L. Barber succeed 
Rev. A. J. McKelway removed. 



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5. Evangelization: That Rev. A. D. Carswell succeed Rev. J. T. 
Barham removed: 

6. Synod's Minutes: Chairman, that Rev. L. Smith succeed 
Rev. R. E. Henderlite, D. D,, deceased. 

7. Committee on Seccion Records: Chairman, that Rev. Eugene 
Alexander succeed Rev. J. F. Menius resigned. 

8. Examining Committees: 

(a) English Branches: Rev. W. L. Foley in place of Rev. A. J. 
McKelway removed. 

(b) Latin and Greek: Rev. G. E. Moorehouse, Ph. D., in place 
of Rev. C. B. Craig removed. 

(c) English Bible: Rev. G. W. Hanna in place of Rev. R. E. 
Henderlite deceased. 

9. That Rev. E. L. Barber preach the Presbyterian sermon on 
the topic, "The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit." 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. BLACK, Chairman. 

The Committee on Thanks submitted the following re- 
port which was adopted by a rising vote : 

Your Committee on behalf of and for the Presbytery desires 
to express thanks for the oppoitunity of spiritual privilege during 
this meeting of Presbytery. 

We thank the church and pastor of the Maxton Church and 
Presbyterian College for Men for the hospitality extended, and 
for the manner in which Presbytery has been cared for. 

We thank the residents who have opened their homes for our 
entertainment, and who have so generously provided for our needs. 

We thank the Glee Club and others for the music provided 
during the services. 

We thank the Committee on Arrangements for the opportunities 
provided for social fellowship during meal times. We have en- 
Joyed our visit, we appreciate the privileges of worship and fellow- 
ship provided, and we hereby express our thanks to the church, 
the college and all who have helped to make our visit pleasant 
and profitable. We pray for the Divine blessing upon the church 
and community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. E. MOOREHOUSE, Chairman. 

The Committee on Home Missions made the following 
report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 

For the six months ending March 31, 1930, your committee 
reports that two of the ten fields receiving aid from the Home 
Missions Fund have been vacant since the Fall meeting of Pres- 
bytery, the Blue and Manchester groups. Rev. Eugene Alexander 
moved to the latter field the first of April, but the Bluff group 
has made little progress toward securing a man. 

Twenty-nine churches have been served and one mission point. 
There were 449 services held, and 17 professions of faith. There 



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were 13 addditions to the church on profession of faith, and 32 by 
letter. Twenty-one Sabbath Schools were maintained. Repair 
work was done on two churches. Twenty-seven churches made the 
Every Member Canvass, and three paid their apportionments in 
full. 

Rev. Dixon McDonald has made spendid progress in his field. 
The Providence congregation has secured another acre of land, 
and is greatly in need of a lai^er church building. Part of the 
material has been provided for, and the Presbytery must shortly 
face the alternative of providing equipment for this field, or lose 
the results of the time and money already expended on it. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That a commission be appointed to dissolve the church at 
Coats, if the way be clear, di&pose of the property, and turn all 
proceeds over to the church at Erwin, to be used in the erection 
of a new church. 

2. That a loan of $1,000 be made to the church at Erwin as 
soon as the money is available. 

3. That $100.00 be added to the amount paid by the Presby- 
tery's Home Mission Fund for the first six months of the churcii 
year to Rev. D. M. Clark's field. 

4. Tliat Rev. E. L. Barber be requested to supply the church 
at Naomi for one year on terms agreeable to himself and the 
church. 

5. That Rev. A. R. MicQueen supply the church at Grove on 
terms agreeable to himself and the church. 

6. That the trustees of Presbytery be instructed to transfer the 
church and property of Community Church to the trustees of 
Granville Presbytery. 

7. Galatia Church was given leave to change the terms of its 
call to Rev. F. M. Bain to read: $1,100.00 for one half his time, 
and that Mr. Bain serve the Rex and Lumber Bridge Churches 
for one year on terms agreeable to himself and these churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

The Leave of Absence Committee submits the following report: 
We recommend that the following be excused for absence: 

1. From entire meeting of Presbytery: Rev. D. M. Newton. 

2. From day sessions Tuesday: Rev. C. S. Matthews. 

3. After Tuesday afternoon session: Messrs. R. B. McDonald, 
John Monroe, A. L. Seawell, J. A. McCormick, A. C. Sinclair, L. Z. 
Collier, and Rev. J. M. Lemmon. 

4. After Tuesday night sessions: Messrs. P. B. Johnson, D. 
McDonald, A. L. Monroe, K. A. McDonald, E. F. Murray, and Rev. 
Messrs. W. J. Hunneycutt, I. N. Clegg and M. D. McNeill. 

5. After Wednesday noon: Messrs. W. G. Buie, James Quale, 
J. W. Campbell, E. C. Matheson, M. J. McNeill, J. L. Johnson, 
Lacy Currie, and Revs. W. M. McLeod, E. L. Barber, E. B. Carr, 
Dixon McDonard. 



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6. Tuesday night only: Elders Marcus Smith and Murphy Mc- 
Millan. 

7. From final roll call: Elders A. M. Fairley and W. S. Evans. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. McLEAN, Chairman. 

The following were appointed as a commission to dis- 
solve the Coats Church, to dispose of the property, and 
turn the proceeds over to the church at Erwin, if the way 
be clear: Revs. A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, J. F. Menius, 
and Elder J. C. Graham. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick was granted permission to serve 
the Gibson Church for the next year on terms agreeable 
to himself and the church. 

The Committee on Evangelism made the following re- 
port of assignments for the Spring and Summer evange- 
listic campaign: 

Shiloh, E. B. Carr; Eureka, A. D. Carswell; Priest Hill, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick; Hope Mills, W. M. Fairley; Big Rockfish, W. J. 
Huneycutt; Sherwood, W. S. Golden; Culdee, E. L. Barber; Grove 
and Providence, W. L. Foley. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The roll was called and the absentees noted. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn, 
prayer and the benediction to meet in the Old Bluff 
Church on a date to be fixed by the Bluff Church and 
the Special Committee on Arrangements. 

W. L. FOLEY, Moderator. 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



Note: The committer to fix the time of the iiext stated meeting 
haved set October 28, 1930, at 10:00 a. m. 



188 MINUTES QF FAYETTEVlLLlg PHESBYtEPvY 

MINISTERS WHO HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONERS TO THE 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY DtTRING THE PAST TEN YEARS 



1919— A. T. Lassiter, W. C. Buchanan, I. N. Clegg, W. L. Wilsoii. 

1920— L. A. McLaurin, H. M. Dixon, A. R. McQueen, C. B. Craig. 

1921— C. R. Bailey, G. E. Moorehouse, W. S. Golden, Eugene 
Alexander. 

1922— A. W. Crawford, Lacy L. Little, L. Smithy E. L. Siler. 

1923— C. M. Gibbs, E. C. Murray, G. F. Kirkpatrick, W. E. Hill. 

1924— W. C. Brown, J. F. Menius. 

1925— A. R. McQueen, R. G. Matheson, V. G. Smith, E. B. Carr. 

1926— F. M. Bain, D. L. Jones, Neill Mclnnis, G. E. Moorehouse* 

1927— J. B. Black, R. A. McLeod, C. B. Craig. 

1928— G. W. Hanna, L. A. M^cLaurin, C. M. Gibbs. 

1929— E. L. Siler, A. J. McKelway, J. F. Menius. 

1930— W. L. Foley, G. F. Kirkpatrick, A. D. Carswell, 



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•' (Continued from inside ftant cover) 

^. Foreign Missions — J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, J. Mi Lemmon, 
J. M. Wilson and M. C. McDonald. 

4. Religious Education — W. M. Fairley, Chairman. 

Sec^'I. Sabbath Schools — J. F. Menius, Neill Mclnnis, J, M. 
Lemmon, L. A. HcGeachy and Chas. G. Rose. 
. Sec. 11. Y. R.Work^W. IV^. McLeo^, L. A. McLaurin, E. L. 
Barber, Mac Cameron, W. A. West. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions— G. W. Hanna, W, M. Fairley, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. B. Black, W. DeB. McEachin. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — J. L. McLean. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion— J. B. Black, M. D. McNeill, 
G. W. Hanna, John Graham and A. R. McEachem^ 

3. Chairman of Committee bn Sessional Records — Eugene Alex- 
ander. ^ , ' ' '; ' 

4. Chairman of Committee on State of Religion in the Churches 
— G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

5w Bible Cau^e — J. Lee McLean, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bbwdeii; 

6. Orphans' Home— F. M. Bain, E. B. Carr and J. S. McRae. 

7. Woman's Work— C. S. Iktatthews, E. B- Carr and W. A. West. 

8. Stewardship^D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius. L. 
A. McLaurin, G. W. Hanna, W. M. McLebd, J. P. Russell. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, C. M. Gibbs, R. A. Mc- 
Leod, A. R. McQueen and J. McN. Johnson. 

10. Auditing Committee— G^. K.- McNeill, C. D. Smith, C. J. Mc- 
Callum. 

11. Evangelization — A. D. Carswell, Fairley Murray and D. S. 
Currie. 

12. Men's Work— F. C. Symonds, Edgar Hall, C. L. Johnston, J. 
M. Wilson and D. S. Currie. ^ 

13. Schools and CollegeSu_W. L.' Foley, G. F. Kirkpatrick, P. M. 
Bain, E. H. Williaftison, and A. R. ]VXcEacher% ^ 

14. jChairman on Assembly's Minutes — R. G. Matheson. 

15. Chairman on Synod's Minutes^-L. Smith. 

16. Vacancy and Supply — L. Smith, NeilJ ^clnnis, and E. H. 
Williamson. ' ' ^ ' 

17. Secretary of Stewardship — D. L. Jones. 

18. Presbyterial Sermon — E. L. B^arber. Subject, "The Person 
^nd Work of the Holj Spirit." -^ ; 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science-^D. L. Jones, €, G. Vardell, C M. Gibbs, 
A. D. Carswell, J. L. McLean. 

2. English Branches— C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 
R. A. McLeod, W. L. Foley. 



3. Latin and Greek— M. D. McNeill, G. E. Mooreiiouse, D. L. 
Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemons. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, J. B. Black 
and L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, H. W. Koelling and J. L. McLean. 

6. Theology— E. L. Slier, A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, W. L. 
Foley. H. W. Koelling, J. F. Menius. 

7. Church Government and Sacramento— W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, F. M. Bain. 

8. Ecclessia^tical History — R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Foley, M. D. McNeill. 

9. English Bible— J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna, E. B. Carr. 



The following is the percentage distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1930, as approved by Pres- 
bytery, with the names of the Treasurers to wh(HR the funds are 
to be sent* The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of the 
total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasujrer 

Foreign Missions 31.8 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
Assembly's Home Missions 16.8 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta> Ga. 
Christian Edu. & Min. Rel. — 8.1 Mr. John Stites, 5th and Market 

Sts., Louisville, Ky. 
Religious Education 2.1 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School .6 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause ..- .6 Mr. Gilbert Darling, Bible 

House, New York City. 
Synod's Home Missions 10. Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Schools and Colleges 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Seminary 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, 

Va. 
Orphans* Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 
Presbytery's H. Missions 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C. 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS ORDEBED BY SYNOD 

1. For the Orphans' Home at ^^arjum^. Springs, a special offer- 
ing during the Thanksgiving season, 'fhis is to be over and above 
the regular budget askings for the Onihans' Home. To be so 
marked and sent at once to Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Treasurer, Barium 
Springs. 

1. For William Black Home for Religious Workers, a special 
offering the last Sabbath in May or some other convenient time by 
the Churches, endeavoring to make at least 5 cents per member, 
to be sent to Mr. W. H. Belk, Treasurer, Charlotte. 



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MINUTES 



OF 



jfapettetiiUe ^restipterp 




CALLED MEETING AT MAXTON 
CALLED MEETINGS AT RED SPRINGS 

AND 

TWO-HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIFTH 
STATED MEETING AT OLD BLUFF CHURCH 



Fall, 1930 



Next Stated Meeting April 21, 1931 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. A. R. McQueen, D. D., Moderator Dunn 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk „ Maxton 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Permanent Clerk Erwin 

Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt, Temporary Clerk „ Fayetteville 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer _ Rowland 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachern 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1931— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1932— W. A. West. 
Exit Fall, 1933— K. A. McDonald. 

Exit Fall, 1934— W. M. Fairley. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exit Fall, 1931— Rev. R. G. Matheson, N. J. Carter, McI. Kennedy. 
Exit Fall, 1932— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. H. 

Suttenfield. 
Exit Fall, 1933— Rev. D. D. McCrimmon, J. R. McQueen, M. C. 

McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1934— Rev. W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron, C. D. Hutaif. 
Trustee at Large — Rev. Lacy McDuffie. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1931— E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest 
Graham, W. T. Covington. 

Exit Spring, 1932— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, Rev. A. 
R. McQueen, Jesse Gibson. 

Exit Spring, 1933— Rev. W. M. McLeod, Edwin Morgan, A. W. Mc- 
Lean, John M. Brov/n. 

Trustees at Large — S. B. McLean, Col. John Gribbel. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. G. Rose, Claud Rankin, Hector McKeithan, Chas. Rankin, Dr. 

D. G. McKeithan, Frank J, Stedman, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. 
W. McLauchlin, H. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall, L. A. McGeachy. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1931 — George Patterson. 

Exit Spring, 1932 — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden, 

Exit Spring, 1933 — J. B. Cameron, Jihn McKay Blue. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, Neill Mclnnis, A. D. Carswell, 
W. S. Golden, L. A. McLaurin, C. S. Matthews, F. C. Symonds, 

E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay, 0. L. Johnson. 

2. Christian Edu<;ation and Ministerial Relief — F. C. Symonds, G. 

F. Kirkpatrick, W. L. Foley, Chas. Rankin and A. W. McLean. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Maxton, N. C, June 2, 1930. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session, at 3:00 
P. M., in the Maxton Presbyterian church, and was called 
to order and opened with prayer by Rev. W. L. Foley, 
Moderator. 

The following were found present and enrolled: 

Ministers: W. L. Foley, G. F. Kirkpatrick and E. L. 
Siler. 

Ruling Elder: J. Lacy McLean of the Maxton Church. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

St. Pauls, N. C, May 20, 1930. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in special session in the Presby- 
terian Church at Maxton, N. C, on June 2, 1930, at 3:00 P. M., 
to transact the following business if the way be clear: 

To dismiss candidate Bruce McQueen to Pee Dee Presbytery and 
any other business growing out of this item. 

(Signed) W. L. FOLEY, Moderator. 

Rev. E. L. Siler was requested to act as clerk pro tern. 
Candidate R. Bruce McQueen was, at his own request, 
granted a letter of dismission to Pee Dee Presbytery. 

No other business appearing. Presbytery adjourned, 
closing with prayer. 

W. L. FOLEY, Moderator. 
E. L. SILER, Clerk Pro Tern. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 

CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Red Springs, N. C, June 26, 1930. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in special session in the 
auditorium of Flora Macdonald College and was called to 
order and led in prayer by Rev. J. F. Menius, the last 
Moderator present. 

The following were present and enrolled: 



192 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Ministers: C. G. Vardell, R. A. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, 
D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, 
R. G. Matheson, G. W. Hanna, W. J. Hunneycutt, Neill 
Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, J. L. McLean, B. F. Bedinger, 
C. A. Lawrence and Eugene Alexander. — 16. 

Ruling Elders: D. M. Fairley, Church of the Covenant; 
L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls. — 2. 

Rev. Messrs. J. G. Garth and T. N. Huneycutt of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery were introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

St. Pauls, N. C, June 16, 1930. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in special session in the audi- 
torium of Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs, N. C, on June 
26, 1930, at 2:00 P. M., to transact the following business if the 
way be clear: 

1. To act on recommendations from the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief. 

2. To transact any business growing out of the above item. 

(Signed) W. L. FOLEY, Moderator. 

Mrs. E. C. Murray was recommended to the Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief for the full 
amount of aid from the Ministerial Relief funds, and the 
Presbytery's Committee on Ministerial Relief was in- 
structed to prepare the formal application and forward 
it to the Assembly's Committee. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

J. F. MENIUS, Moderator. 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Red Springs, N. C, September 16, 1930. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in called session 
in the Presbyterian Church at 2 : 00 P. M., and was called 
to order by the Moderator, Rev. W. L. Foley, and led in 
prayer by Dr. B. F. Bedinger. 



MINUTES OP FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 193 



The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, E. L. Siler, G .F. Kirkpatrick, J. B. Black, G. W. 
Hanna, W. L. Foley, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, J. Lee 
McLean and B. F. Bedinger. — 12. 

Ruling Elders: Ernest Graham, Red Springs, and Dr. 
A. S. Cromartie, Fayetteville First. — 2. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

St. Pauls, N. C, September 4, 1930. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 

a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the 

Presbyterian Church, Red Springs, N. C, on September 16, 1930, 

at 2:00 P. M., to transact the following business if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. J. 
Lee McLean and the Fairmont Church, and to transact any business 
growing out of this matter. 

2. To act on recommendations of the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief. 

(Signed) W. L. FOLEY, Moderator. 

Rev. J. Lee McLean offered his resignation as pastor 
of the Fairmont Church and asked that the pastoral rela- 
tion be dissolved. Rev. L. A. McLaurin, representative of 
the Home Missions Committee, stated that he had in- 
vestigated the situation and recommended that the re- 
quest be granted. A communication was received from 
the Church stating that at a meeting held Sunday, Sep- 
tember 14th, the congregation voted to concur with Mr. 
McLean in request for the dissolution of pastoral rela- 
tions. The request was granted and the pastoral rela- 
tions dissolved. 

Rev. Messrs. L. A. McLaurin and Neill Mclnnis were 
appointed a committee to co-operate with Rev. J. Lee 
McLean and the Fairmont Church in securing a settle- 
ment of unpaid salary. 

The following recommendations from the Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief were 
adopted : 

1. That the applications of the following candidates for the 
ministry for a loan from the Ministerial Education Fund of $100 
each be approved: Pat Boyle, Duncan D. McBryde, Walton G. 
Sugg, and Frank Smith Blue. 

2. That the request of DeWitt Helm to be transferred to the 
care of Granville Presbytery be granted. 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman. 



194 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVJLLE PRESBYTERY 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Dr. W. M. 
Fairley. 

(Signed) W. L. FOLEY, Moderator. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIFTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Wade, N. C, October 28, 1930. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
thirty^fifth stated meeting in the Old Bluff Church at 
10:00 A. M. and was opened with devotional exercises. 

Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer by 
Rev. W. L. Foley, the retiring Moderator. 

The following were present and enrolled or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, C. G. Vardell 
(2), L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, A. T. Lassiter 
(2), R. A. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, 
D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, 
R. G. Matheson, E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, G. W. 
Hanna (2), A. D. Carswell, W. L. Foley, W. J. Huneycutt, 
Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. M. McLeod, Dixon Mc- 
Donald, J. M. Lemmons, D. M. Clark, H. W. Koelling, 
J. L. McLean, C. S. Matthews, W. S. Golden, C. A. Law- 
rence, M. D. Newton, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, 
John C. B. McLaughhn, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, H. G. 
Bedinger (2). — 40. 

Ruling Elders : H. F. Currie, Antioch ; C. J. McCallum, 
Ashpole; Thos. N. Holmes, Barbecue; W. D. Culbreth, 
Big Rockfish ; Alex McNeill, Bluff ; L. Calhoun, Church in 
the Pines ; D. Darroch, Cypress ; H. A. Black, Dunn ; Dr. 
W. N. McDufiie, EHse; S. J. Clark, Erwin; J. M. Blue (2), 
Eureka; E. A. Rankin, Fayetteville First; R. A. Williams, 
Godwin ; N. A. Currie, Highland ; C. C. Price, lona ; J. F. 
Patterson, Jackson Springs; Mac Cameron, Laurinburg; 
B. B. Holder, Leaflet; Dr. Thomas Stamps, Lumber 
Bridge ; H. M. McAlHster, Lumberton ; D. R. Guin, Manly ; 
J. Lacy McLean, Maxton; G. L. Collier, McMillan; S. H. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 195 



McPherson, McPherson ; Alton Thompson, Midway ; M. J. 
McNeill, Mt. Pisgah; Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton; John M. 
Brown, Philadelphus ; W. C. Guin, Philippi ; G. McG. Cam- 
eron, Pinehurst; W. B. McLauchlin, Raeford; Dr. B, F. 
McMillan, Red Springs ; D. E. Graham, Rock Branch ; Dr. 
W. E. Evans, Rowland; J. M. Hodges (2), Sardis; J. H. 
Clark, Sherwood; L. A. McGeachy, St. Pauls; D. H. Mc- 
Neill, Union; Walter Massengill, Wildwood; G. W. Mc- 
Gee, Providence; E. L. McNeill, Vass. — 41. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen, D. D., was elected Moderator and 
Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt Temporary Clerk. 

Rev. W. E. Snipes, of Savannah Presbytery, was intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother, and was extended the privileges of the floor. 

The Committee on Arrangements and Orders made the 
following report which was adopted : 

Hours for daily sessions: Morning sessions, 9:00 A. M. to 12:30 
P.M. Afternoon session, 1:30 P. M. to 5:30 P. M. Night sessions, 
7:30 P. M. to adjourn at will. 

SPECIAL ORDERS 

1. That Presbyterial sermon be heard at the evening hour on 
Tuesday. 

2. That the representative of the Minister's Annuity Fund be 
heard as the first order Wednesday afternoon. 

3. That Dr. H. W. McLaughlin be heard on Country Church 
Work immediately following the Communion Service on Tuesday 
morning. 

4. That Presbytery hear an address by Dr. Frank Graham, 
president of the University of North Carolina, at 11:00 o'clock 
Wednesday morning. 

Dr. H. W. McLaughlin of Lexington Presbytery and 
Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin of Holston Presbytery were in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren. 

Rev. W. E. Snipes of Savannah Presbytery and Rev. J. 
C. B. McLaughlin of Holston Presbytery presented letters 
of dismission from their respective Presbyteries to this 
Presbytery. After a satisfactory examination, these 
brethren were received and enrolled as members of this 
Presbytery, after signing the obligations required of its 
ministers. 

The unprinted minutes of Presbytery were read. 

The Commission to install Rev. Eugene Alexander re- 
ported this duty performed at the Church of the Cov- 



196 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

enant on June 8, 1930, and at Flat Branch Church on 
June 1, 1930, These reports were approved. 

The following commissioners to the last General As- 
sembly reported their attendance at the sessions of the 
Assembly and were commended for their diligence. 

Ministers: G. F. Kirkpatrick, W.. L. Foley and J. Lee 
McLean. 

Elders: H. C. Cameron and Ernest Graham. 

The Commission on dissolution of the Coats Church 
made a verbal report and the Commission was continued. 

The Committee on the Campbell Memorial Service 
made a verbal report which was received as information. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes to prepare for 
the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard a sermon by Rev. 
W. L. Foley, the retiring Moderator, on the texts. Gal. 
6:2 and 5, andPs. 55:22. 

Following the sermon, the Presbyterial Communion 
was conducted by Rev. L. L. Little, D. D., and Rev. L. 
Smith. 

The following memorial of Rev. E. C. Murray, D. D., 
was read by Rev. W. L. Foley and was adopted by a 
rising vote: 

REV. EPHRAIM CLARK MURRAY, D. D. 

Ephraim Clark Murray was bom February 5, 1861, on Edisto 
Island, South Carolina. He was the son of Dr. Joseph James 
Murray, Confederate army surgeon, and Susan Jane Clark. 

He graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York, m 
1882, and from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1885. He was 
licensed by Charleston Presbytery on April 14, 1885, and ordained 
by Concord Presbytery on October 17, 1885. 

He served during his ministry in the following charges: Marion 
and Old Fort, N. C, 1885-1887; Summerville, S. C, 1887-1891; 
Alamance Church, near Greensboro, N. C, 1892; Mebane and 
Bethlehem, N. C, 1893, during which time he was also Principal 
of Orange Presbytery's High School at Mebane; president of the 
Presbyterian College of South Carolina, Clinton, S. C, 1894-1897; 
Mebane. Bethlehem and Saxapahaw, N. C, 1897-1900; Graham, 
N. C, 1901-1914; Alamance Church, 1914-1919; St. Pauls, N. C, 
1919-1926. 

His health gave way at St. Pauls in 1925 and he resigned July 
1, 1926, after forty-one years of active service. He continued to 
live among the people whom he loved until his death, which came 
just before midnight on Sunday, May 18, 1930. 

He received the degrees of Doctor of Divinity from the Pres- 
byterian College of South Carolina in 1897. 

Dr. Murray was the author of one book, "The Pastor's Bible,' 



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published in 1888, and of numerous articles in church magazines 
and theological quarterlies. 

In 1889 he married Miss Lillian Lebby of Summerville, S. C, who 
survives him. 

There were bom to them three daughters, two of whom are 
living, Miss Florence Murray and Mrs. W. L. Cooper; five sons, 
Rev. J. J. Murray, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, 
Lexington, Va., Rev. E. C. Murray, missionary to Mexico, Rev. 
Marion Murray, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Faison, N. C, 
Dr. Robert Murray, physician at Raeford, N. C, and Hugh Murray 
of Charlotte, N. C. 

Dr. Murray bore his own burden well by being a faithful and 
zealous pastor, a splendid preacher and a good Presbyterian. 

He fulfilled faithfully the law of Christian helping others to bear 
their burdens by his sympathy with the members of his congre- 
gations, by his wise counsel and encouragement of his younger 
brethren in the ministry, and by his helpful co-operation in the 
work of the church. 

H^ also knew how to cast his burden on the Lord to find sus- 
taining strength, so that when confined to his room and forced 
to live a life of inactivity the last three years of his life, he was 
always cheerful and uncomplaining. 

A loyal and faithful servant of Jesus Christ, no more fitting 
eulogy could be given him than that found in the words of an 
old hymn: 

Servant of God, well done! 
Rest from thy loved employ: 
The battle fought, the victory won, 
Enter thy Master's joy. 

The voice at midnight came; 
He started up to hear: 
A mortal arrow pierced his frame; 
He fell, but felt no fear. 

At midnight came the cry 

"To meet thy God prepare!" 

He woke, and caught his Captain's eye, 

Then strong in faith and prayer, 

His spirit with a bound 
Left it's encumbering (^ay: 
His tent, at sunrise on the ground 
A darkened ruin lay. 

The pains of death are past; 
Labor and sorrow cease; 
And life's long warfare closed at last, 
His soul is found in peace. 

Soldier of Christ! Well done! 
Praise be thy new employ; 
And while eternal ages run, 
Rest in thy Saviour's joy. 

W. L. FOLEY, Committee. 



198 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Dr. H. W. McLaughlin, Secretary of Country Church 
Work in the General Assembly, addressed Presbytery on 
the work of the Country Church, which address was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Home Missions. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed by 
the Moderator: 

1. Bills and Overtures — Rev. W. L. Foley, Chairman, Dr. G. E. 
Moorehouse, Rev. M. D. McNeill. Ruling Elders, John M. Brown 
and Mac Cameron. 

2. Calls and Supplies — Rev. L. Smith, Rev. Neill Mclnnis, Rev. 

D. M. Clark, and Ruling Elders L. Calhoun and M. J. McNeill. 

3. Nominations — Rev. D. L. Jones, Rev. J. F. Menius, Rev. 
Eugene Alexander and Ruling Elder E. A. Rankin. 

4. Judicial— Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. H. W. Koelling, Rev. E. L. 
Barber, and Ruling Elders J. Lacy McLean and N. A. Currie. 

5. Arrangement and Orders — Rev. W. E. Snipes, Ruling Elders 
Alex McNeill and R. A. Williams. 

6. Minutes of the General Assembly — Rev. R. G. Matheson, Rev. 

E. B. Carr, Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Rev. A. D. Carsweli, and Ruling 
Elders D. R. Guin and Gordon Cameron. 

7. Printed Minutes of Presbytery — Rev. I. N. Clegg, Rev. W. J. 
Huneycutt, Rev. Dixon McDonald, and Ruling Elders J. H. Clark 
and D. H. McNeill. 

8. Leave of Absence — Rev. J. Lee McLean, Rev. F. M. Bain, 
and Ruling Elders D. Darroch and E. A. West. 

9. Resolution of Thanks— Rev. W. M. McLeod and Rev. J. B. 
Black. 

Rev. S. H. Fulton, of Piedmont Presbytery, was intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

A communication from the Young Peoples Work of the 
Presbytery with reference to the appointment of a worker 
for the Young People was received and referred to the 
Committee on Religious Education. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies which was 
referred in part to the Committee on Schools and Colleges 
and; in part to the Committee on Nominations. 

At his own request, Presbytery granted Rev. L. E. 
Wells a letter of dismission to Wilmington Presbytery. 

A communication from Rev. S. M. Tunney, curator of 
the Historical Foundation, with reference to depositing 
the records of the Presbytery with the foundation was 
received and referred to the Committee on Bills and 
Overtures. 

Presbytery expressed by a rising vote its appreciation 
to Mr. W. W. Fuller of New York City for the restoration 
of the Old Bluff Church Building and instructed the 



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Moderator of the Presbytery to write Mr. Fuller of its 
appreciation. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :30 P. M. to reconvene at 
Campbell Cemetery. 

First Day — Afternoon S<ession 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 P. M. at the Campbell 
Cemetery and engaged in devotional exercises. Rev. A. 
R. McQueen addressed Presbytery, giving a historical 
sketch of the life and work of the Rev. James Campbell. 

A tablet to the memory of the Rev. James Campbell 
was unveiled, bearing the following inscription: 

To the Memory of 

Rev. James Campbell 

*— 1780 

First Settled Presbyterian 

Minister in North Carolina 

Organized Bluff, Barbecue, 

and Longstreet Churches 

in 1758 

Erected by Fayetteville Presbytery 

1930 

Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. R. A. McLeod 
and took recess to reconvene in the Old Bluff Church. 

Presbytery reconvened in the Old Bluff Church. 

Rev. S. H. Fulton presented a letter of dismission from 
Piedmont Presbytery to this Presbytery. After a satis- 
factory examination he was received and enrolled as a 
member of this Presbytery, after signing the obligations 
required of its ministers. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. John C. B. Mc- 
Laughlin from the Church in the Pines at a salary of 
($1500.00) fifteen hundred dollars per year in regular 
monthly installments and free use of the manse, and 
the Lakeside Church at a salary of $600.00 per year in 
regular monthly installments, were received and referred 
to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

A call from the Laurinburg Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. S. H. Fulton at a salary of $3,000.00 
per year in regular monthly installments and free use 
of the manse was received and referred to the Committee 
on Calls and Supplies. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. W. E. Snipes 



*Date of Mr. Campbell's birth is not known. 



200 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

were received from the following Churches: Godwin 
Church at a salary of $500.00 per year in regular monthly 
installments for two Sabbath services per month, Mc- 
Millan Church at a salary of $250.00 per year in regular 
monthly installments for two Sabbath services per month, 
and Bluff Church at a salary of $500.00 per year in regu- 
lar monthly installments and free use of the manse for 
two Sunday services per month. These calls were re- 
ferred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made a verbal report 
which was received as information. 

A history of the Bunnlevel Church was read and it 
was ordered that it be filed in the archives of the Pres- 
bytery. Presbytery expressed its appreciation to Rev. 
D. M. Clark, who wrote this history. 

Presbytery took recess for committee work, to recon- 
vene at 7:30 P. M. 

First Day — Night Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 P. M. 

The Presbyterial sermon was preached by Rev. E. L. 
Barber on the subject, **The Person and Work of the Holy 
Spirit." Texts, Gen. 1:2 and John 14:16-18, 26. 

The Committee on Home Missions submitted its report. 
Pending the adoption of this report, a popular meeting in 
the interest of Presbytery's Home Mission work was held 
at which time a number of addresses were heard. The 
consideration of this report went over as unfinished 
business. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9:00 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 9:00 A. M. and was led in devotional 
exercises by Rev. W. M. McLeod. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger of Pee Dee Presbytery was intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger presented a letter of dismission 
from Pee Dee Presbytery to this Presbytery. After a 
satisfactory examination, Mr. Bedinger was received and 



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enrolled as a member of this Presbytery, after signing the 
obligations required of its ministers. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges submitted its 
report. Pending the adoption of the report, the following 
educational institutions were heard from. Flora Macdon- 
ald College, the Presbyterian Junior College and Elise 
High School. The report as adopted is as follows : 

Your Committee on Schools and Colleges makes the following 
report: 

The three schools in which Fayetteville Presbjrtery is particular- 
ly interested, Flora Macdonald College, Presbyterian Junior College 
and Elise High School, report a very healthy condition in the 
matter of attendance and work being done. 

Flora Macdonald, under the leadership of its new president, re- 
ports an unusually large enrollment and the work is going on 
splendidly. Dr. C. G. Vardell is teaching Bible and the religious 
activities of the College are moving forward. The time limit for 
securing the $50,000 from the Carnegie Foundation has been ex- 
tended. 

Presbyterian Junior College has an enrollment of 87 for the 
present year, an increase over the enrollment in the College de- 
partment of 15 for the past year. Rev. R. A. McLeod, the presi- 
dent, is teaching Bible. The religious activities are being cared 
for by a Y. M. C. A. that meets twice each week and a ministerial 
band that assists in the prayer meeting and religious services at 
the college and in the surrounding community. 

Elise High School reports the largest enrollment since the grades 
were eliminated from the school. Elise has adopted the Dalton 
plan of individualized instruction which makes it possible for the 
bridght and over-averaged student to progress at his own speed 
without being held back by less brilliant or less ambitious class- 
mates. 

Mr. E. A. West is teaching the Bible course. The Christian En- 
deavor Society is in a flourishing condition, and a series of evange- 
listic services is conducted at the school each year by some 
minister from the Presbytery. 

The school closed the past year with a debt of $87.00. 

We recommend that: ^ 

1. Rev. W. M. Fairley, D. D., be elected trustee of Davidson 
College to succeed himself. 

2. Rev. W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron and C. D. Hutaff be 
elected trustees of Elise High School to succeed themselves. 

3. Pending the adoption of this report, Rev. H. G. Bedinger be 
given 10 minutes to speak in the interests of Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege, Rev. R. A. McLeod 5 minutes in the interests of Presbyterian 
Junior College and Mr. E. A. West 5 minutes in the interests of 
Elise High School. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. FOLEY, Chairman. 

Elise High School was granted permission to present 
the work of the school to the churches of the Presbytery. 



202 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

A history of the Cameron Hill Church was read and 
ordered filed in the archives of the Presbytery and Pres- 
bytery expressed its appreciation to Rev. L. Smith who 
prepared this history. 

The Committee on Religious Education made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Your Committee on Religious Education would report that 
a Conference of Young Peoples was held in June at Flora Mac- 
donald College. It was well attended with about 143 delegates 
present, and a fine course of standard instruction was given. 

Your Committee has received a communication from the Young 
Peoples League of Fayetteville Presbytery requesting that Pres- 
bytery aid them in securing a Director of Education for the Pres- 
bytery. Your committee is heartily in favor of securing such a 
worker and will call a meeting of the Committee of Religious 
Education to consider the matter and to devise ways and means 
for raising the necessary funds. 

Your committee will make an effort to have a Teachers Training 
Course for the Sunday School in connection with the Conference 
at Flora Macdonald College next Summer. 

W. M. FAIRLEY, Chairman. 

The Committee on Stewardship made the following re- 
port which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Stewardship recommends: 
1. That the following askings for Benevolent Causes be adopted 
for the year beginning April 1, 1931 : 

Aberdeen $ 130 Cypress 160 

Antioch 1,200 Dunn 2,400 

Ashpole 1,200 Dundarrach 250 

Barbecue 110 Eagle Springs 30 

Bensalem 400 Elise 300 

Benson 200 Elrod 30 

Bethel 700 Ephesus .._ 150 

Bethesda 2,100 Erwin 450 

Big Rockfish 200 Eureka 400 

Bluff 300 Fairmont 200 

Buie's Creek 125 Fayetteville First „ 20,000 

Bunnlevel 350 Flat Branch 190 

Cameron 2,000 Four Oaks 40 

Cameron Hill 100 Galatia 400 

Campbellton 50 Godwin 700 

Cape Fear 50 Gibson 300 

Carthage „ 1,200 Grove „ 100 

Centre 1,000 Hebron 30 

Church in Pines ._ 1,200 Highland 4,000 

Church of Covenant 370 Hope Mills 300 

Coats 30 Horseshoe 40 

Comfort 70 lona - 600 

Culdee 500 Jackson Springs 800 



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Lakeside 300 Providence 30 

Lakeview „ 500 Priest Hill 30 

Laurel Hill 1,000 Raeford 7,000 

Laurinburg 8,000 Raven Rock 200 

Leaflet - 300 Red Springs 5,700 

Lillington _ 700 Rex 500 

Long Street 40 Rock Branch 600 

Lumber Bridge 600 Rowland 1,200 

Lumberton „.„ 3,500 Sandy Grove 1)50 

Manly „ 200 Sardis 300 

Maxton 6,000 Shannon 10 

McMillan _ _.. 200 Sherwood 300 

McPherson ..„ 1,200 Shiloh 600 

Midway 500 Smyrna ..„ 600 

Montpelier 2,200 South Fayetteville 50 

Mt. Carmel 55 Spence 40 

Mt. Pisgah 500 Spies 75 

Mt. Tabor 200 Sunnyside _ 400 

Naomi 50 St. Pauls 3,000 

Palestine 40 Union 200 

Parkton „ 600 Vass 600 

Pembroke 250 West End 800 

Philadelphus 1,000 Westminister 50 

Philippi 70 Wildwood „ 20 

Pinehurst 1,000 

2. We recommend that benevolent gifts be divided according 
to the following percentages: 

Foreign Missions - _ 31.8 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.8 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 8.1 

Religious Education (Publication S. S. Work) 2.1 

Assembly's Training School 6 

Bible Cause - „ 6 

Synod's Home Missions 10.0 

Barium Springs Orphanage 7.5 

Synod's Schools and Colleges 8.7 

Union Theological Seminary „.„ 1.3 

Presbytery's Home Missions 12.5 

3. That your attention is called to the list of Treasurers of the 
Benevolent Causes printed on the back of the minutes of Pres- 
bytery. 

4. That the Presbytery hold a day of prayer in February at 
some central point, on the call of the Moderator, and that a 
suitable program be arranged by the Stewardship Committee. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bible Cause made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Bible Cause has m.et during this meeting 
of Presbytery and submits the following report: 

This committee has done no promotional work for this cause. 
We call attention of Presbytery to the great work our church 



204 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



is having a part in accomplishing through supporting the American 
Bible Society. The Society in the year 1929 issued over eleven 
million and one hundred thousand volumes of the Scriptures. These 
were issued in 179 languages and dialects, besides 89,254 volumes 
for the blind. No one can properly estimate the value of this 
service to the Kingdom of God. The Bible Society has kept out 
of debt by rigid adherence to the policy of keeping its expendi- 
tures within the bounds of its receipts. Their total receipts last 
year were $1,076,377. The work can be enlarged, and the great 
opportunities embraced only as the support is available. We urge 
all pastors and churches to see that the full amount of our benevo- 
lent askings, which is six tenths of one per cent of the whole, 
designated for this cause be forwarded to The American Bible 
Society, New York City. 

J. L. McLEAN, Chairman. 

Presbytery heard Dr. C. G. Vardell on the matter of 
his resignation as the President of Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege, and Presbytery expressed its appreciation by a 
rising vote to Dr. Vardell for the splendid work which 
he has accomplished as President of the College. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following report which was adopted: 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
makes the following recommendation: 

That the requests of R. G. Hutcheson and Chas. McRae, of 
the Senior Class in Union Seminary, for aid to the extent of 
$100.00 be granted. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Temporary Chairman. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on the Printed Minutes make the following 
report: 

We have compared a copy of the printed minutes of the Spring 
meeting of Presbytery of 1930 with the written minutes of the 
same meeting and we find that the printed minutes are a true 
copy of the written minutes approved by Presbytery. Therefore, 
we recommend that the printed copy be the official minutes of the 
Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. N. CLEGG, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:00 A. M. and heard a 
most illuminative and inspiring address on "The Influ- 
ence of the Scotch People in the Deveolpment of North 
Carolina" by Dr. Frank P. Graham, President of the 
University of North Carolina. 

Rev. R. M. WiUiams, D. D., Moderator of the Synod 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 205 

of North Carolina, was present and brought greetings 
from the Synod to the Presbytery. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P, M. 

Dr. C. C. McNeill of Enoree Presbytery was introduced 
to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 
The privileges of the floor were extended to Dr. McNeill. 

Presbytery heard Dr. C. C. McNeill in the interest of 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund, for which address Pres- 
bytery extended its thanks to Dr. McNeill. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following- 
report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Nominations recommends that the following 
be appointed: 

1. Executive Committees: 

(a) Home Missions: A. R. McQueen, Neill Mclnnis, A. D. 
Carswell, W. S. Golden, L. A. McLaurin, C. S. Matthews, F. C. 
Symonds, E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay, 0. L. Johnson. 

(b) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: F. C. Symonds, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, W. L. Foley, Charles Rankin, A. W. McLean. 

(c) Foreign Missions: J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, J. M. Lem- 
mon, M. C. McDonald, Ryan McBryde. 

(d) Religious Education: W. M. Fairley, Chairman. Section 
1— Sabbath Schools: H. W. Koelling, Neill Mclnnis, S. H. Fulton, 
L. A. McGeachy, Charles G. Rose. Section 2— Y. P. Vi^ork: W. M. 
McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, E. L. Barber, Mac Cameron, W. A. West. 

(e) Assembly's Home Missions: G. W. Hanna, R. G. Matheson, 
C. A. Lawrence, J. B. Black, W. DeB. McEachin. 

2. On Permanent Committees: 

(a) Stewardship: J. M. Wilson in place of J. P. Russell, de- 
ceased. 

(b) Men's Work: H. G. Bedinger, Chairman, in place of F. C. 
Symonds, resigned. 

3. Examining Committee: 

(a) Latin and Greek: G. F. Kirkpatrick, D. L. Jones, J. M. 
Lemmon, M. D. McNeill, J. C. McLaughlin. 

(b) Mental and Moral Philosophy: J. B. Black, E. L. Barber, 
L. M. Blue. 

4. Rev. C. M. Gibbs to preach the Presbyterial sermon at the 
next meeting on the subject, "The Resurrection of Believers." 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 
The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

A call from the Laurinburg Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. S. H. Fulton; from Bluff, Godwin and McMillan Churches 
for the pastoral services of Rev. W. E. Snipes, and from Church 
in the Pines and Lakeside Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin were placed in our hands. We have 
examined these callls and find them in order and recommend that 
they be placed, in their hands. 



206 MINUTES OP FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



After receiving the call, each of these brethren signified his 
willingness to accept his respective call. 

On the recommendation of the committee the following com- 
missions were appointed to install them in their respective charges: 

1. Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, J. Lee McLean 
with Ruling Elders Edwin Morgan and L. Calhoun to install Rev. 
S. H. Fulton at Laurinburg. 

Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Huneycutt with 
Ruling Elders Claud Williams, Alexander McNeill and John Mc- 
Millan to install Rev. W. E. Snipes pastor of the Bluff, Godwin 
and McMillan Churches, the services to be held jointly at the 
old Bluff Church. 

3. Rev. Messrs. G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. Lee McLean, W. L. Foley 
with Ruling Elders L. A. McGeachy and Mac Cameron to install 
Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin pastor of the Church in the Fines and 
Lakeside Church. 

4. That the time be fixed and the parts be assigned by the 
chairman of each commission, and that any two ministers and 
one ruling elder shall constitute a quorum of the commission. 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

The Committee on Evangelism made the following re- 
port which was adopted: 

The Committee on Evangelism submits the following report: 
Rev. W. M. Fairley to preach at Lumber Bridge; Rev. C. S. 

Matthews, Antioch; Rev. A. T. Lassiter, Barbecue and Leaflet; 

Rev. G. W. Hanna, Philippi. 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures presents the following 
report: 

We recommend that the overture from the Historical Founda- 
tion be answered in the affirmative and that the records of Pres- 
bytery be deposited with the Foundation at Montreat. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. FOLEY, Chairman. 

The Committee on Orphans' Home made the following 
report which was adopted: 

Your Committee submits the following report: 

Barium Springs Orphanage has at present 366 children. The 
health of the children for the past year has been comparatively 
good. 

The Orpahange does a great deal in helping to support itself, 
something over thirty-two thousand dollars worth of food stuff 
being made on the farm. 

The financial condition is bad on account of the falling off of 
the gifts from our churches. It seems that Fayetteville Presby- 
tery stands at the bottom of the list of all the other Presbyteries 
in their gifts per member to the Orphanage. 

Since the Orphanage receives about half of its support from 



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the Thanksgiving offering, let us keep this before our people, 
urging them to make this offering as liberal as possible, and if 
no Thanksgiving service is held to take this offering the Sunday 
before or after Thanksgiving Day. Also to reread to our Sunday 
Schools and Churches the resolutions adopted at the Spring meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 
The Committee on Foreign Missions made report. The 
recommendations were taken up seriatim and adopted 
as follows: 

Your Committee would report the facts of our Foreign Mission 
Work as given to us by Dr. Egbert Smith, our Ex-Secretary of 
Foreign Missions: 

On the foreign field the work is successful beyond precedent. 
Mission reports shoW an unparalleled willingness, and often eager- 
ness ,to hear the Gospel. Especially in war-torn, bandit-ravaged 
China the people's extremity is proving God's opportunity. The 
Foreign Mission Committee has just received a most urgent letter 
from the North Kiangsu Mission, dated July 11, begging for 
15 more evangelistic missionaries, five more doctors, and three 
more nurses, and saying: 

"In every Station our present force is working to the limit of 
strength. Yet m our Mission are tens of thousands of absolutely 
untouched towns and villages, a large number of wall cities of 
from 25,000 to 100,000 in which no work is done for lack of force 
to do the work. In one field,wlthin a small area, there are 5,000 
villages and in only 150 are there Christians living. In another 
field a missionary from one road counted in a distance of seven 
miles 256 untouched villages. We urge the necessity of large re- 
enforcements. 

"The mass of the common people have never seemed as willing 
to listen to the Gospel message as now." 

Turning from the work abroad to the situation at home, v/e 
note a startling contrast. For two and a half years receipts for 
the regular v/ork have been steadily falling. Year before last they 
were the smallest in seven years. Last year they were smaller 
still. Up to August 1 of this current year they are $16,716 
smaller even than last year's receipts to the same date. 

This decline is mainly due to the fact that five-sixths of the 
Pii-esbyteries have been reducing more and m.ore their percentage 
allotments to the Assembly causes in order to answer the appeals 
of the more near-by causes in Synod, Presbytery, and local church. 
For this current year three-fourths of the Synods, including the 
strongest Synods, have cut their alloted apportionments to As- 
sembly causes by more than half a million dollars, apportioning 
the remainder to their Presbyteries. 

As regards the Foreign Mission cause, the difficulty due to 
dwindling receipts is augmented by the fact that in recent years 
the cost of everything that enters into Foreign Mission work has 
risen 25 per cent. 

To meet this double difficulty our missionary force has been 
reduced from 516i to 425, a loss of 91. 



208 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



But the question may be asked, Is not our Foreign Mission work 
as at present conducted too big for our Church? This question 
is answered by the fact that the actual cost of the regular work 
for this current year, $1,217,629, is almost exactly the same as 
the average annual receipts for the regular work for the last 
seven years, showing that the work is not beyond the accustomed 
Foreign Mission giving of our people, to say nothing of what 
they are able to give. 

Unless Synods, Presbyteries, and local Churches increase their 
Foreign Mission percentages and gifts, the work can not be 
sustained. The sharp decline of the last two and a half years 
has so undermined its support that unless receipts take a tre- 
mendous upward turn before next April 1, there will be required 
the most drastic Foreign Mission cut ever known in our Church's 
history. 

Shall our Lord's work be drastically cut, or our Church's gifts 
greatly increased? That is the question for the Presbytery to 
decide. We simply set before you the facts and ask for ACTION. 

To use a Bible figure, there is your Foreign Mission work, un- 
precedentedly successful and blessed of God, yet, because of oui 
Church's dwindling gifts, wounded, bleeding, growing steadily 
weaker and weaker. This Presbytery is certain to do one of two 
things. Either it will act the part of the Good Samaritan, or it 
will act the part of the Priest and Levite. Wihich shall it be? 

Your Committee would call attention to the Missionary Congress 
to be held in Chattanooga February 16-19 and urges all Churches 
to send representatives if possible, to read the reports of the 
Congress as well as to pray for God's guidance and blessing upon 
the Congress. 

We recommend: 

1. That Presbytery appoint one or more representatives to 
the Congress at Chattanooga. 

2. That the pastors keep the cause of Foreign Missions before 
their churches, securing the services of returned missionaries for 
their pulpits as often as possible. 

3. That Mission Schools be held in Churches where practical, 
and that we pray most earnestly for the blessing of God upon 
our workers and their efforts. 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The Home Missions Committee made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 

All Home Mission fields in the Presbytery are occupied at the 
present time, the pastor-elect for the Bluff grant having arrived 
about three weeks ago. These workers supplied 32 churches and 
1 mission point, conducting 575 services. There were 70 profes- 
sions of faith, 60 additions to the church on profession of faith, 
and 41 by letter. One Sunday School was organized in the 
Church of the Covenant group, and 29 were maintained. On the 
Erwin field a handsome brick church, to cost about $10,000.00, is 
being erected. Twenty-nine of the Churches made the Every 
Member Canvass, and one paid its apportionment in full. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 209 



Splendid progress has been made by Rev. Dixon McDonald's 
field. Evangelistic services were held in the three organized 
churches and the one mission point, with splendid results. The 
influence of the Church is steadily increasing throughout this en- 
tire section, and much more is being accomplished than is shown 
in the report from this field, good as it is. 

During the Summer months. Miss Miary Janet McNeill worked 
in Sabbath Schools and Young People's work. It is increasingly 
apparent that some of the most effective work ever done on our 
Home Mission fields is being done by workers of this kind. 

The Presbytery urges all the Churches to come to the assistance 
of this work which is here at our very doors. 

RECOMMENDATION: 

That Rev. W. E. Snipes be allowed to serve the Benson Church 
on terms agreeable to himself and the Church. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

Rev. L. Smith tendered his resignation as chairman of 
the Committee on Vacancy and Supply, which resigna- 
tion was accepted and Rev. A. R. McQueen was appointed 
to fill this vacancy. 

Rev. J. Lee McLean tendered his resignation as pastor 
of the lona Church. It appearing that the Church con- 
curred with him in this request, this pastoral relation- 
ship was dissolved and Presbytery granted Mr. McLean 
permission to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery. 
The following resolution was adopted: 

That the Presbytery appoint a committee of nine men to meet 
at some central point, the Presbytery to be notified of the time 
and place of the meeting. This committee is to study the ques- 
tion of the Presbytery's work with a view of simplifying and ex- 
pediting the same, making it clearer and making the meeting 
more Spiritual. That it also study the question of the Permanent 
Committees. In each case, to make its finding and recommenda- 
tions at the next meeting of Presbytery. 

The following committee was appointed: Rev. Messrs. 
W. M. McLeod, Chairman, W. S. Golden, G. F. Kirk- 
T>atrick, D. L. Jones, F. C. Symonds, J. F. Menius, and 
Ruling Elders H. M. Wilson, W. B. McLauchHn and 
Ernest Graham. 

Presbytery ordered that ordinarily the Fall meeting of 
Presbytery be held on the fourth Tuesday of September. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

The Committe on Leave of Absence makes the following report: 
Excused for Tardiness: Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Dr. W. E. Evans. 
Excused absences: 

After Tuesday afternoon: Rev. M. D. McNeill, Rev. C. A. 
Lawrence, Mr. W. B. McLaughlin, Mr. H. F. Currie, Mr. D. 



210 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Darroch, Mr. D. H. McNeill, Mr. E. L. McNeill, Mr. J. L, McLean. 

After Tuesday night: Rev. H. N. Koelling, Mr. George McGee, 
Mr. Walter Massengill, Mr. L. A. McGeachy. 

After noon Wednesday: Mr. G. M. Cameron, Mr. N. A. Currie, 
Rev. C. G. Vardell. 

After 3:00 P. M. Wednesday: Mr. W. J. McNeill, Rev. J. C. B. 
McLaughlin, Mr. L. Calhoun, Rev. R. G. Matheson, Mr. J. F. Pat- 
terson, Rev. E. B. Carr, Mr. E. A. West. 

From final roll call: Rev. J. B. Black, Rev. Dixon McDonald, 
Mr. M. J. McNeill, Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. McLean, chairman. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have the usual 
number of the copies of the minutes of Presbytery and 
dockets printed . 

The Committee on Thanks made the following report 
which was adopted; by a rising vote: 

The following resolution of thanks was adopted by a rising vote: 
FayGtteville Presbytery, meeting in Old Bluff Church, October 
28 and 29, 1930, desires to express its appreciation and gratitude 
to this Church and to the members of McMillan and Godwin 
Churches for the generous hospitality accorded us during our stay. 
Everthing possible has been done for our comfort and convenience 
and we shall take with us beautiful memories of an openhearted 
people led by a faithful pastor. Presbytery also desires to ex- 
press its appreciation for the privilege of meeting in this old 
historic church hallowed by the sacred memories of the loving and 
daring sacrifice of the pioneers who founded it, and wishes to 
record its hearty thanks to those who have given of their time 
and substances to the restoration of this ancient temple of wor- 
ship. The Presbytery cherishes the hope that the sacred tradi- 
tions that cluster around this shrine may continue to live in the 
hearts of the people and that it shall have an ever increasing 
place in the Master's Kingdom as a retreat for Christian medita- 
tion and rest. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MURDOCH MacLEOD, Chairman. 

Presbytery by a rising vote expressed to Rev. A. R. 
McQueen its appreciation for the work which he has 
done in care of the James Campbell Cemetery and for 
the program prepared for the memorial serive. 

Presbytery ordered that its appreciation to Dr. Graham 
for his address be conveyed to him by writing and that 
he be requested to furnish Presbytery with a copy of 
this address for publication. 

Presbytery requested Rev. A. R. McQueen for a copy 
of his address at the Campbell Cemetery for publication. 

Presbytery expressed to Rev. E. L. Barber its appreci- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 211 

ation for the splendid sermon preached on last night 
and requested him to furnish a copy of this sermon for 
publication by the Presbyterian Committee of Publica- 
tion. 

The Moderator and Stated Clerk were appointed a com- 
mittee to select the place for the next Stated Meeting of 
the Presbytery. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The rule requiring final roll call was suspended for this 
meeting and the roll call omitted. 

Presbytery closed with the singing of a hymn and 
prayer by the Moderator to meet on April 21, 1931, at 
10:00 A. M., at a place to be chosen by the Moderator 
and Stated Clerk.* 

(Signed) A. R. McQUEEN, Moderator. 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



*Note — The committee to arraiige f)lacfe for tlie next Stated 
Meeting of Presbytery has received an invitation from the church 
at Dunn which has been accepted and the Presbytery will meet 
there on April 21, 1931, at 10:00 A. M. 



212 MINUTES OF PAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



MINISTERS WHO HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONERS TO THE 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS 



1929— L. A. McLaurin, H. M. Dixon, A. R. McQueen, C. B. Craig. 

1921— C. R. Bailey, G. E. Moorehouse, W. S. Golden, Eugene 
Alexander. 

1922— A. W. Crav/ford, Lacy L. Little, L. Smith, E. L. Siler. 

1923— C. M. Gibbs, E. C. Murray, G. F. Kirkpatrick, W. E. Hill. 

1924— W. C. Brown, J. P. Menius. 

1925— A. R. McQueen, R. G. Matheson, y, G. Smith, E. B. Carr. 

1926— P. M. Bain, D. L. Jones, Neill M^'Innis, G. E. Moorehouse. 

1927— J. B. Black, R. A. McLeod, C. B. Craig. 

1928— G. W. Hanna, L. A. McLaurin, C. M. Gibbs. 

1929— E. L. Siler, A. J. McKelway, J. F. Menius. 

1930— W. L. Foley, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. Lee McLean. 



(Continued from inside front cover) 

3. Foreign Missions — J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, J. M. Lemmon, 
M. C. McDonald and Ryan McBryde. 

4. Religious Education — W. M. Fairley, Chairman. 

Sec. I. Sabbath Schools— H. W. Koelling, Neill Mclnnis, S. H. 
Fulton, L. A. McGeachy and Chas. G. Rose. 
Sec. II. Y. P. Work— W. M. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, E. L, 
Barber, Mac Cameron, W. A. West. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions — G. W. Hanna, R. G. Matheson. 
C. A. Lawrence, J. B. Black, W. DeB. McEachin. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence — J. L. McLean. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion— J. B. Black, M. D. McNeill, 
G. W. Hanna, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — Eugene Alex- 
ander. 

4. Chairman of Committee on State of Religion in the Churches 
— G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

5. Bible Cause — J. Lee McLean, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Orphans' Home — F. M. Bain, E. B. Carr and J. S. McRae. 

7. Woman's Work— C. S. Matthews, E. B. Carr and W. A. West. 

8. Stewardship — D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, L. 
A. McLaurin, G. W. Hanna, W. M. McLeod, J. M. Wilson. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, C. M. Gibbs, R. A. Mc- 
Leod, A. R. McQueen and J. McN. Johnson. 

10. Auditing Committee— Geo. K. McNeill, C. D. Smith, C. J. Mc- 
Callum. 

11. Evangelization — A. D. Carswell, Fairley Murray and D. S. 
Currie. 

12. Men's Work— H. G. Bedinger, Edgar Hall, C. L. Johnston, J. 
M. Wilson and D. S. Currie. 

13. Schools and Colleges— W. L. Foley, G. F. Kirkpatrick, F. M. 
Bain, E. H. Williamson, and A. R. McEachern. 

14. Chairman on Assembly's Minutes — R. G. Matheson. 

15. Chairman on Synod's Minutes — L. Smith. 

16. Vacancy and Supply — A. R. McQueen, Neill Mclnnis and E. H. 
Williamson. 

17. Secretary of Stewardship — D. L. Jones. 

18. Presbyterian Sermon — C. M. Gibbs. Subject, "The Resurrec- 
tion of Believers." 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

Natural Science— D. L. Jones, C. G. Vardell, C. M. Gibbs, 
A. D. Carswell, J. L. McLean. 

English Branches— C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 
R. A. McLeod, W. L. Foley. 



3. Latin and Greek: — G. F. Kirkpatrick, D. L. Jones, J. M. Lem- 
mon, M. D. MIcNeill, J. C. McLauchlin. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — J. B. Black, E. L. Barber and 
L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — A. R. McQueen, H. W. Koelling and J. L. McLean. 

6. Theology— E. L. Slier, A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, W. L. 
Foley, H. W. Koelling, J. F. Mienius. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, F. M. Bain. 

8. Ecclessiastical History — R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Foley, M. D. McNeill. 

9. English Bible— J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna, E. B. Carr. 



The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1930, as approved by Pres- 
bytery, v^ith the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds are 
to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of the 
total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions - 31.8 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
Assembly's Home Missions 16.8 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Edu. & Min. Rel 8.1 Mr, John Stites, 5th and Market 

Sts., Louisville, Ky. 
Religious Education 2.1 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School .6 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause 6 Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 
Synod's Home Missions 10. Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Schools and Colleges 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Seminary 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, 

Va. 
Orphans' Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 
Presbytery's H. Missions 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C. 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS ORDERED BY SYNOD 

1. For the Orphans' Home at Barium Springs, a special offer- 
ing during the Thanksgiving season. This is to be over and above 
the regular budget askings for the Orphans' Home. To be so 
marked and sent at once to Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Treasurer, Barium 
Springs. 

1. For William Black Home for Religious Workers, a special 
offering the last Sabbath in May or some other convenient time by 
the Churches to be sent to Mr. W. H. Belk, Treasurer, Charlotte. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING AT RAEFORD 
CALLED MEETING AT FAYETTEVILLE 

AND 

TWOHUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIXTH 
STATED MEETING AT DUNN CHURCH 



Spring, 1931 



Next Stated Meeting at Bensalem Church Septemher 22, 1931 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. A. D. Carswell, Moderator. Raeford 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk Maxton 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Permanent Clerk „ >. Erwin 

Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt, Temporary Clerk Fayetteville 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer _.. Rowland 

TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

J. W. McLauchlin C. G. Rose A. R. McEachem 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall, 1931--A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall, 1932— W. A. West. 
Exit Fall, 1933— K. A. McDonald. 
Exit Fall, 1934— W. M. Fairley. 

TRUSTEES OF ELISE HIGH SCHOOL 

Exist Fall, 1931— Rev. R. G. Matheson, Talbot Johnson, A. D. Mc- 
Lauchlin. 

Exit Fall, 1932— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Mrs. J. H. 
Suttenfield. 

Exit Fall, 1933— Rev. D. D. McCrimmon, J. R. McQueen, M. C 
McDonald. 

Exit Fall, 1934— Rev. W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron, C. D. HutaflP. 

Trustee at Large — ^John Kennedy. 

TRUSTEES OF FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring, 1932— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, Rev. A. 
R. McQueen, Jesse Gibson. 

Exit Spring, 1933— Rev. W. M. McLeod, Edwin Morgan, A. W. Mc- 
Lean, John M. Brown. 

Exit Spring, 1934— E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest 
Graham, W. T. Covington. 

Trustees at Large — S. B. McLean, Col. John Gribbel. 

TRUSTEES OF DONALDSON FUND 

C. G. Rose, Claud Rankin, Hector McKeithan, Chas. Rankin, Dr. 

D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Stedman, Rev. A. R. McQueen, J. 
W. McLauchlin, H. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall, L. A. McGeachy. 

TRUSTEES SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY RECEIVED 
FROM UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Exit Spring, 1932 — S. J. Cameron, Neal A. McFayden. 
Exit Spring, 1933 — J. B. Cameron, Jihn McKay Blue. 
Exit Spring, 1934 — George Patterson. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Home Missions — A. R. McQueen, Neill Mclnnis, A. D. Carswell, 
W. S. Golden, L. A. McLaurin, C. S. Matthews, F. C. Symonds, 

E. H. Williamson, F. M. McKay, 0. L. Johnson. 

2, Christian Edutcation and Ministerial Relief — F. C. Symonds, G. 

F. Kirkpatrick, W. L. Foley, Chas. Rankin and A. W. McLean. 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOURNED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Raeford, N. C, February 3, 1931. 

Pursuant to adjournment Fayetteville Presbytery met 
in adjourned session at the call of the Moderator, Dr. 
A. R. McQueen, in the Presbyterian Church, at 10:30 A. 
M., and was led in devotional services by the Moderator. 

The following were enrolled: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, C. G. Vardell, L. 
Smith, A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, R. A. McLeod, L. A. 
McLaurin, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. 
Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, F. M. Bain, A. D. 
Carswell, W. L. Foley, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. 
M. McLeod, J. M. Lemmons, W. S. Golden, E. L. Barber, 
Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, J. C. B. McLaughlin, 
S. H. Fulton and H. G. Bedinger— 28. 

Ruling Elders: K. A. McDonald, Big Rockfish; John M. 
Brown, Philadelphus ; D. C. Baker, Sherwood; Neill Mc- 
Fayden, McPherson ; A. C. McCormick, Laurinburg ; J. D. 
Andrews, Fairmont ; Alton Thompson, Midway ; C. J. Mc- 
Callum, Ashpole; W. A. West, Fayetteville First; S. W. 
Wilson, West End— 10. 

The following visitors from the churches also attended 
the meeting: Dan Patterson, West End; Mac Cameron, 
Laurinburg; Charles Rankin, G. E. Betts, L. C. Hubbard, 
Fayetteville First ; P. F. McGirt, Ashpole ; J. A. McArthur, 
S. H. McPherson, J. A. Graham, Malcolm Clark, Lacy Mc- 
Arthur, Peter Smith, and D. B. Currie, McPherson — 13. 

This ibeing the day set apart by the Presbytery for 
prayer the attention of the body was directed to a period 
of study and! prayer. The following subjects were dis- 
cussed under the direction of the Stewardship committee, 
the chairman. Rev. D. L. Jones, presiding : Prayer in Time 
of Trouble, by Rev. W. L. Foley ; Prayer and Temptation, 
by Dr. C, G. Vardell; Prayer as Thanksgiving, by Rev. 
W. S. Golden; Prayer as Communion with God, by Rev. 
S. H. Fulton; Prayer and Work, by Rev. C. M. Gibbs; 
The Chief Thing to Pray for, by Dr. A. R. McQueen; The 
Power of United Prayer, by Rev. E. L. Barber. 

Presbytery adjourned at 2:00 P. M. for lunch to meet 
in a business session at 3 :00 P. M. 



214 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Presbytery reconvened at 3:00 P. M. 
The following call for the business session was read and 
found in order : 

Dunn, N. C, January 14, 1931. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
the Presbytery to meet in special session in the Presbyterian 
Church of Raeford at the close of the exercises connected with the 
meeting for a day of prayer, to consider a call for the pastoral 
services of Rev. L. A. McLaurin from the lona Church, and any 
matters connected therewith. 

(Signed) A. R. McQUEEN, Moderator. 

A call was received from the lona Church for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. L. A. McLaurin at a salary of 
$600.00 per year in regular monthly installments for one 
morning and one afternoon service per month, and was 
found in order and placed in Mr. McLaurin's hands with 
the request that he hold the call as pastor elect until the 
next regular meeting of the Presbytery. Mr. McLaurin 
was granted permission to serve the church agreeable to 
the terms of the call until the meeting of the Presbytery. 

By a rising vote the Presbytery expressed its appreci- 
ation to the Stewardship committee for the splendid pro- 
gram presented at the morning session, and to the pastor 
and members of the Raeford church for the excellent 
lunch served during the recess period. 

(Signed) A. R. McQUEEN, Moderator. 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, March 17, 1931 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P. M., and) was opened 
with prayer by Rev. L. Smith. 

The following were enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, 
F. M. Bain, W. L. Foley, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, 
F. C. Symonds, H. W. KoelHng, E. L. Barber, Eugene 
Alexander and S. H. Fulton — 12. 

Ruling Elders: E. A. Rankin, First Church Fayetteville, 
and Mac Cameron, Laurinburg — 2. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 215 



The f ollowing< call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Dunn, N. C, March 6, 1931. 
The constitutional requirements havin^^ been complied with, Fay- 
etteville Presbytery is hereby called to meet at the First Church, 
Fayetteville, Tuesday, March 17, 1931, at 2:00 P. M. to transact 
the following business: 

1. To dismiss candidate Malcom P. Calhoun to Kanawha Pres- 
bytery. 

2. To consider an application from Mrs. H. H. Ellinwood for 
aid from the committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief. 

3. To transact any business arising from the above. 

(Signed) A. R. McQueen, Moderator. 

The committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief presented the following report which was adopted : 

1. That Candidate Malcolm Calhoun be granted a letter of dis- 
missal to Kanawha Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery sanction the request of Mrs. H. H. Ellinwood 
for joint aid with the Presbyterian Church U. S. A. from our com- 
mittee on Ministerial Relief proportionate to the time of service 
rendered by Rev. Mr. Ellinwood in the Southern Church. 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer. 

(Signed) A. R. McQUEEN, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIXTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Dunn, N. C, April 21, 1931. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
thirty-sixth stated session in the Dunn Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A. M. 

Presbytery was called to order by Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
the retiring Moderator, and was led in prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, C. G. Vardell 
(2), L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, A. T. Lassiter, 
R. A. McLeod, L. A. iMcLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. 



216 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Siler, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. 
Qibbs, R. G. Matheson, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, F. M. 
Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. L. Foley, W. J. 
Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. M. McLeod, 
F. C. Symonds, Dixon McDonald, J. M. Lemmons, D. M. 
Clark, H. W. Koelling, C. S. Matthews, W. S. Golden, C. A. 
Lawrence, M. D. Newton, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, 
W. E. Snipes, J. C. B. McLaughlin, S. H. Fulton, H. G. 
Bedinger— -41. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch; W. N. Alford, 
Ashpole; Preston Woodall, Benson; T. N. Holmes, Bar- 
becue; R. W. McLean, Bensalem; R. J. McNeill, Bethel; 
T. D. McLean, Bethesda; M. D. Culbreth, Big Rockfish; 
Alex McNeill, Bluff; J. C. Byrd, Bunnlevel; D. A. Huffins, 
Cameron Hill; J. E. Morrison, Carthage; D. McQueen, 
Church in the Pines ; Hector McNeill, Comfort ; D. J. Mc- 
Kenzie, Culdee ; D. Darroch, Cypress ; L. A. Mclnnis, Dun- 
darrach; H. A. Black, Dunn; E. A. West, EHse; D. E. 
Lassater, Erwin; John W. Monroe, Eagle Springs; Colon 
Black, Ephesus; Martin Blue, Eureka; R. M. Prior, Fay- 
etteville First; Edwin Bain, Flat Branch; M. G. Ray, 
Galatia; R. A. WilHams, Godwin; L E. Tart, Grove; J. M, 
Wilson, Highland; J. A. McMillan, lona; M. A. Clark, 
Jackson Springs; H. F. Monroe, Laurel Hill; Mac Cam- 
eron, Laurinburg; H. T. Atkins, Lillington; N. D. M. 
Clark, Long Street; H. M. McAllister, Lumberton; J. S. 
McRae, Red Springs; N. H. WiUiams, McMillan; J. A. 
McArthur, McPherson; N. J. McRimmon, Midway; Hugh 
Monroe, Pembroke; J. A. McCallum, Philadelphus ; D. N. 
Johnson; Pnilippd; James E. Quale, Pinehurst; G. W. 
McGhee, Providence; E. H. Lassater, Raven Rock; Mc- 
Lean Campbell, Raeford; Dan McArthur, Centre; J. M. 
Mclver, Rex; H. C. Cameron, Rockbranch; D. C. Baker, 
Sherwood; D. H. Johnson, Shiloh; Carl M. McCall, 
Smyrna; J. F. Monroe, Spies; W. D. Bullard, Sunnyside; 
M. D. McLean, Union; W. D. Smith, Vass; D. A. Patter- 
son, West End; L. Z. Collier, Westminister, U. G. John- 
son, Wildwood — 60. 

Rev. A. D. Carswell was elected Moderator and Rev. 
W. J. Hunneycutt Temporary Clerk. 

At their own request. Rev. B. F. Bedinger was granted 
a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Central Missis- 
sippi, Rev. J. L. McLean to the Presbytery of Wincnester, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 217 

and Candidate R. G. Hutcherson to the Presbytery of 
West Hanover. 

The unprinted minutes of Presbytery were read. 

Rev. H. C. McPherson was granted permission to labor 
outside the bounds of Presbytery until the next stated 
meeting. 

The following communication from Dr. S. M. Tenney, 
Curator of the Historical Foundation, Montreat, N. C, 
acknowledging the receipt of the records of Presbytery 
was read : 

Montreat, N. C, February 16th, 1931. 

Rev. R. A. McLeod, S. C, 
Fayetteville Presbytery, 
Maxton, N. C, 
Dear Mr. McLeod: — 

I heg to acknowledge the receipt of the following volumes of 
Records and Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery for DEPOSIT with 
The Historical Foundation of the Presbyterian and Reformed 
Churches, Montreat, N. C: 

Presbytery of Fayetteville: 

Vol. I.— October 21, 1813 - November 11, 1824. 

Vol. II.— April 7, 1825 - April 10, 1831. 

Vol. III.— October 7, 1831 - November 24, 1836. 

Vol. IV.— March 23, 1837 - April 2, 1842. 

Vol. v.— October 20, 1842 - July 8, 1847. 

Vol. VI.— October 29, 1847 - November 12, 1853. 

Vol. VII.— April 6, 1854 - May 14, 1858. 

Vol. VIII.— October 20, 1858 - July 11, 1873. 

Vol. IX.— October 9, 1873 - April 7, 1883. 

Vol. X.— October 11, 1883 - June 30, 1891. 

Vol. XL— June 29, 1891 - April 27, 1895. 

Vol. XIL— July 30, 1895 - May 23, 1899. 

Vol. XIIL— July 25, 1899 - October 7, 1902. 

Vol. XIV.— September 11, 1902 - April 22, 1907 (Printed, bound). 

Vol. XV.— May 28, 1907 - April 18, 1913 (Printed, bound) 

Vol. XVI.— June 10, 1913) - March 8, 1918 (Printed, bound). 

Vol. XVIL— May 23, 1918 - April 20, 1923 (Printed, bound). 

Vol. XVIIL— June 26, 1923 - April 22, 1927 (Printed, bound). 

In acknowledging the receipt of the above for DEPOSIT I beg 
to remind you and the Presbytery of Fayetteville that the title 
to these Records and Minutes continues in the hands of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery. 

I suggest that this receipt be placed on your docket, and reported 
to the next approaching session of Fayetteville Presbytery for 
their approval and recorded in the current minute, in order that 
it may be a protection to you as Stated Clerk, and may serve as a 
tracer for these records and minutes for the Presbytery at any 
time in the future. 

We thank you and the Presbytery for the Deposit and at any 



218 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

time information is desired from these volumes upon request it 
will be our pleasure to make investigation and supply copy. 
Very sincerely yours, 

(Signed) S. M. TENNEY, Curator. 

Communications from the Hebron and Mt. Carmel 
Churches asking Presbytery to dissolve these churches 
were received and referred to the Home Missions Com- 
mittee. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies which re- 
port was referred in part to the Committee on Schools 
and Colleges and in part to the Committee on Nomina- 
tions. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following re- 
port Which was adopted : 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

FOR YEAR 1930-1931 

Presbytery's Home Missions — Receipts 

From Churches $ 3,959.32 

Womans Auxiliaries 530.51 

Sunday Schools 11.00 

Young Peoples Societies 21.72 

Donation Belk Stevens Co 200.00 



Total $ 4,822.55 



Balance from last year 1,312.77 

Loans from Miscel. Building and Loan Fund 1,710.08 

Loan from individual 100.00 $ 7,845.40 



Disbursements 

Payment on Loans Misc. B. and L. and int. $ 1,511.50 

Payment loan from individual 100.00 

Dixon McDonald, salary 1,400.00 

Wi. J. Hunneycutt, salary 800.00 

C. M. Gibbs, salary 500.00 

D. M. Clark, salary 750.00 

D. L. Jones, salary 200.00 

J. F. Menius, salary 525.00 

J. L. McLean, salary 350.00 

M. D. Newton, salary 314.30 

Eugene Alexander, salary 400.00 

W. E. Snipes, salary 100.00 

Miss Mary Janett McNeill, salary 350.00 

L. A. McLaurin, treasurer 200.00 



Total $ 7,500.80 

Balance on deposit $ 344.60 $ 7,845.40 



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Duie Miscellaneous Building and Loan Fund 

For year 1928-1929 $ 450.00 

For year 1929-1930 ~ - 239.00 

For year 1930-1931 ..-._ „ .._ 1,110.08 

Total $ 1,799.08 

Presbytery's Tax — Receipts 

From the Churches $ 1,949.50 

Disbursements 

Deficit last year $ 418.88 

Stated Clerk salary and expenses 218.46 

Permanent Clerk _ 20.00 

Printing Minutes 181.35 

Binding Minutes _ 6.00 

Report Blanks 33.72 

Assembly's Assessment 802.13 

Synod's Assessment 114.59 

Treasurer's Expense, 2 years _ 14.29 

Total $ 1,809.42 

Balance on deposit $ 140.08 $ 1,949.50 

Permanent Building and Loan Fund — Receipts 

Balance from last year _ $ 1,003.89 

Interest from Jackson Springs 20.00 $ 1,023.89 



Disbursements 

Loan to Erwin Church $ 1,000.00 

Balance on Deposit 23.89 $ 1,023.89 

This Fund holds notes as follows: Jackson 
Springs, $400; Hebron, $80; Comfort, $50; 
Ephesus, $50; Eagle Springs, $500; Erwin, 
$1,000. 

Miscellaneous Building and Loan Fund — Receipts 

Balance from last year $ 691.81 

Payment on loans Pres. H. Missions 1,500.00 

Loan from individual 500.00 

Interest 15.38 

Balance from Hillside Building 10.50 $ 2,717.69 

Disbursements 

Loans to Pres. Home Missions $ 1,710.08 

Paid Kenly Church on loan 500.00 

Paid individual loan and interest 511.50 

Total $ 2,721.58 

Deficit $ 3.89 $ 2,717.69 

This Fund holds a note on Wildwood, $250. 

Religious Education Special 

Balance on deposit $ 229.91 



220 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVIIXE PRESBYTERY 



We have examined the book, vouchers and annual report of the 
Treasurer and find them correct for the year. 

C. D. SMITH, 

C. J. McCALLUM, 

G. K. McNeill, 

Auditing Committee. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11 :0 A. M. and heard a ser- 
mon on the text, II. Cor. 5:17, by Rev. W. M. McLeod 
who preached by request of the retiring Moderator. 

Following the sermon, the Presbyterial Communion 
was conducted by Rev. L. Smith and Rev. A. T. Lassiter. 

The names of deceased elders were read by the Stated 
Clerk and Presbytery directed that these names be in- 
scribed on a page of the Minutes of Presbytery. 



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3Jn iHemoriam 



JAMES R. COUNCIL 
Died December 24, 1930, Parkton Church 

J. H. CULBRETH 
Died in 1930, Fayetteville First Church 

EDWARD CURRIE 

Born September 16, 1840, died August 6, 1930, 

Lumber Bridge Church 

DR. W. E. EVANS 

Born August 7, 1869, died December 11, 1930, 

Rowland Church 

J. R. JACKSON 
Grove Church 

J. McN. JOHNSON 

Born January 28, 1860, died December 25, 1930, 

Bethesda Church 

P. B. JOHNSON 

Bom March, 1876, died April 3, 1931, 

Benson Church 

A. L. McCALLUM 
Midway Church 

JOHN A. McCALLUM 

Bom August 5, 1858, died April 14, 1930, 

Cypress Church 

M. McL. McKEITHAN 

Bom April 5, 1852, died April 7, 1930, 

Cameron Church 

H. c. McMillan 

Died December 12, 1930, Parkton Church 

J. P. RUSSELL 

Bom April 5, 1860, died July 31, 1930, 

Lumberton Church 

JAMES D. WILLIAMS 
Dunn Church 

PETER McKELLAR WILLIAMS 

Bom January 11, 1850, died September 3, 1930, 

Sherwood Church 



ess 



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The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

1. Bills and Overtures — Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. E. L. Siler 
and D. H. Johnson. 

2. Calls and Supplies — Rev. L. Smith, W. E. Snipes and N. J. 
McKinnon. 

3. Nominatians — W. M. Fairley, W. S. Golden and Neill Mclnnis. 

4. Judicial — J. S. McRae. 

5. Arrangements and Orders — A. R. McQueen and H. A. Black. 

6. Minutes of Synod — L. Smith and McLean Campbell. 

7. Printed Minutes of Presbytery — J. C. B. McLaughlin and A. 
T. Lassiter. 

8. Sessional Records — Eugene Alexander, S. H. Fulton, W. E. 
Snipes, M. D. Newton, C. A. Laurence, D. M. Clark, Q. N. Clegg, 
J. A. Hodgin, T. C. Currie, J. E. Morrison, L. A. Mclnnis, Hugh 
Monroe, E. A. West, Martin Blue, J. A. McArthur, E. H. Lassiter, 
James E. Quaile, J. M. Mclvey and D. C. Baker. 

9. Leave of Absence — F. M. Bain, C. S. Matthews and C. J. 
McCallum. 

10. Thanks— W. M. McLeod, S. H. Fulton and G. W. Hanna. 

The commission to install Rev. S. H. Fulton as pastor 
of the Laurinburg Church reported this duty performed 
on December 13, 1930, which report was approved. 

The commission to install Rev. W. E. Snipes as pastor 
of the Godwin, McMillan and Bluff Churches reported this 
duty performed on November 30, 1930, which report was 
approved. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 P. M. 

First Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 P. M. and was led in 
prayer. 

The following were elected commissioners to the Gen- 
eral Assembly to meet at Montreat, N. C, on May 31, 1931. 

Principals — Ministers: M. D. McNeill, W. M. McLeod and F. C. 
Symonds; Ruling Elders: C. G. Eose, K. A. McDonald and J. A. 
Hodgin. 

Alternates — Ministers: W. M. Fairley, W. J. Hunneycutt and A. 
D. Carswell; Ruling Elders: J. S. McRae, Lee McGoogan and W. D. 
Bullard. 

Rev. E. L. Barbour offered his resignation as pastor of 
the Montpelier Church in order that he might become the 
full-time pastor of the Bethesda Church. It appearing 
that the Montpelier Church concurred with him in this 
request, Presbytery accepted the resignation and dis- 
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was referred to the Home Missions Committee for re- 
grouping. 

A communication from the Bethesda Church asking 
that it be allowed to amend its call for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. E. L. Barbour to read for all his time instead 
of one-half his time and at a salary of $2800 per annum 
in regular monthly installments, was granted and both 
the pastor and the Church commended for this action. 

The commission to install Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin as 
pastor of the Church in the Pines and the Lakeside 
Church reported this duty performed on November 30, 
1930, which report was approved. 

The following churches were granted permission to 
change the terms of their calls for pastoral services to 
read as follows : Cypress Church to read $400 per annum 
instead of $500 per year ; Philadelphus Church to read two 
Sundays per month and $800 per annum instead of three 
Sundays per month and $1300 per annum; Laurel Hill 
Church to read $835 per annum instead of $1200 per 
annum, this change to become effective May 1, 1931. 

Presbytery commended the spirit of the men whose 
salaries are being reduced by the churches and also the 
spirit of the Stated Clerk and the Treasurer in offering to 
reduce their salaries but which offer Presbytery declined 
to accept. 

The Committee on Presbytery's Work and Permanent 
Committees submitted its report, which was received and 
the recommendations taken up seriatim. The report as 
adopted is as follows: 

Report of special committee (see Fall, 1930, Minutes of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery). 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

First, That the schedule of Presbytery's committees be set up 
as follows: 
I. — Executive Committee: 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (Evangelism, Vacancy and 
Supply). 

2. Stewardship. 

3. Religious Education. 

4. Men's Work. 

5. Woman's Work. 

II. — Permanent Committees: 
1. Assembly's Work: 

(1) Foreign Missions. 

(2) Home Missions. 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 



224 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



(4) Bible Cause. 

(5) Minutes (of Assembly). 

2. Synod's Work: 

(1) Home Missions. 

(2) Educational Institutions. 

(3) Orphan's Home. 

(4) Minutes (of Synod). 

3. Presbytery's Activities: 

(1) Program (arrangements and orders). 

(2) State of Religion. 

(3) Examination. 

(4) Nominations. 

(5) Business: 

(a) Auditing. 

(b) Sessional Records. 

(c) Trustees of Presbytery. 

(6) Historical. 

(7) Leave of Absence. 

(8) Printed Minutes. 

III. — Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures. 

2. Resolutions. 

3. Sessional Records. 

Second, That the Executive and Permanent Committees be elect- 
ed for a period of three years, the term of one-third of the mem- 
bership to expire each year. A member of one of these committees 
shall not succeed himself immediately. 

Third, That the executive committees be required to meet prior 
to the day of the stated meeting of Presbytery for the purpose of 
discussing the work of the committees, preparing and condensing 
the reports to be presented to the Presbytery. 

Fourth, That the Program Committee be composed of the Mod- 
erator as chairman. Stated Clerk, pastor of host Church and the 
chairmen of the five executive committees. That this committee 
prepare the docket, deciding which departments of the Church's 
work shall be emphasized at the stated meetings, making special 
provision wherever possible for the deepening of the spiritual life 
of the members of Presbytery. 

Fifth, That the Moderator be elected at the close of each stated 
meeting and serve until his successor is elected. 

Sixth, That a committee be appointed to revise the manual of 
Presbytery embodying the above changes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MURDOCH MacLEOD, Chairman. 

The committee on Woman's Work made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted, the chairman of the com- 
mittee being commissioned by Presbytery to bear Pres- 
bytery's greetings to the Presbyterial which meets in 
the Pinehurst Church May 5, 1931: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S WORK 

The seventy-six Auxiliaries of the Presbyterial report a mem- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 225 



bership of 3,797 which is a gain of 268 members. There has been 
an increase in prayer bands, family altars and tithers but a de- 
crease in Mission Study Classes. One hundred and fifty-nine prayer 
bands were reported, 635 family altars, 606 tithers, 74 Mission 
Study Classes — 36 foreign and 38 home. 

Contributions to Foreign Missions, $4,859; Assembly's Home 
Missions, $2,333; C. E. and M. R., $996; Birthday Gifts, Endow., 
Min. Relief, $872; R. E. and Publication, $273; A. T. S., $199; Bible 
Cause, $107; Synod's Home Missions, $1186; Orphan's Home, $2,632; 
Ed. Institutions, $1,879; Presbytery's Home Missions, $1,435; Aux- 
iliary Special Benevolences, $3,067. Total to all denominational 
causes, $19,835. Local Church work, $1,702; Miscellaneous Con- 
tributions, $2,305. Grand total, all contributions, $25,937 — a de- 
crease of $1,647. 

We recommend that the Presbytery send greetings to the Pres- 
byterial whicli meets in Pinehurst May 5th and express to the 
women our appreciation of their efficiency and faithfulness. 

CARL S. MATTHEWS, Chairman. 

The Committee on Sabbath and Family ReHgion made 
the following report which was adopted, Presbytery di- 
recting that the pastors read this report before the 
churches and that copies be sent to the Church Papers 
for publication: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SABBATH 
AND FAMILY RELIGION 

Your Committee submits the following: 

It is the opinion of the Committee that Family Religion has al- 
most reached the vanishing point and that Sabbath observance is 
rapidly following it even among members of our own Church. 

It is increasingly difficult to obtain leaders in Church and Sunday 
School and young peoples' work because the members best fitted 
in mental training and social graces for such leadership feel no 
sense of duty to shoulder responsibilities which will necessitate 
regular attendance at the Sunday services. At the same time the 
need for Spiritual guidance for the young is becoming acute be- 
cause religious training is largely neglected even in nominally 
Christian homes. 

We believe that sincere faith in God, hope in Christ, belief in 
immortality and respect for the moral laws set forth in the Bible 
dignify, unify, and ennoble family life as nothing else can do. 

We believe also that as Divine Wisdom recognized man's need 
for rest of body and activity of spirit, on one day in seven, it is 
the part of wisdom as well as of reverence and obedience to ob- 
serve the period set apart in such a way as to develop the best and 
highest powers of man. 

We, therefore make the following recommendations: 

First, That pastors and church officers use every means to con- 
vince church members of the beauty and power of religion in 
family life and that they urge that grace at m.eals and family 
prayers be revived and at least given an honest trial. 

Second, That parents and teachers be urged to teach their chil- 
dren by precept and example the duty of regular church attend- 



226 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



ance. We suggest, however, that it be recognized that sincerity 
and intensity of worship is more important than the attendance of 
a large number of services each Sunday. 

Third, That parents, teachers, officers and pastors make every 
effort to present the Bible to the young in an/ interesting, dignified 
and adequate way rather than in the careless, sketchy and dull 
way it is often presented in Sunday School and young peoples' 
societies. 

Fourth, That Christian parents unite in upholding the Sabbath 
and Family Religion by using every effort to make them the source 
of joy and power they have been to sincere and devout souls in 
the past. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES B. BLACK, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess to meet at 8:00 o'clock P. M. 
First Day — ^Night Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 8:00 P. M. and was led in 
prayer. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made report which was received and the recom- 
mendations taken up seriatim. The report as adopted is 
as follows : 

1. That James A. Jones of the Laurinburg Church be examined 
with a view to receiving him under care of the Presbytery as a 
candidate for the ministry. 

2. That the application of Rev. H. M. Dixon for aid from the 
Ministerial Relief be sanctioned. 

3. That the applications of the following widows for aid from 
the Ministerial Relief be sanctioned: Mrs. Mary Gaston, Mrs. 
Nettie Goodman, Mrs. Ada Henderlite, Mrs. Flora McLauchlin, 
Mrs. Flora Mclver, Mrs. Lillian Murray and Mrs. Margaret Wicker 
for $300 each, and Mrs. Cornelia Steele for $200. 

F. C. SYMONDS, Chairman. 

Mr. James A. Jones was introduced to the Presbytery 
and asked to be received as a candidate for the ministry. 
After an examination as provided by the Book of Church 
Order, he was taken under care of the Presbytery as a 
candidate and placed under the direction of the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made its report 
which was received. Pending the adoption of this report, 
a popular meeting in the interest of Foreign Missions was 
held and addresses by Rev. J. Harper Brady of Japan and 
Dr. Lacy L. Little of China were heard. The report as 
adopted is as follows: 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Our Church is doing Foreign Mission work in six countries. In 
each of these during the past year there has been marked de- 
velopment and progress. In each of them there are ever-increasing 
new opportunities for more work being done. The universal cry- 
is: **Send us more evangelists, more workers." In Africa alone 
there were 1649 conversions, far the largest number in the last 
ten years. The total conversions on the foreign field were nearly 
5,000, not including work turned over to National Churches. Nearly 
90,000 were trained in our 1950 Sunday Schools. 

In our hospitals, dispensaries, and on medical circuits there were 
treated last year over 320,000 patients, with the Gospel Message 
given to each. Fine work is being done by our schools, colleges 
and seminaries. A report from the work in Mexico last year reads : 
"Never have the opportunities been so many or the outlook bright- 
er." This could well be said of each of our missions. 

The people on our mission fields are responding in a financial 
way too. Receipts on the field, including native contributions and 
educational and medical fees, totaled over $420,000, showing that 
every Foreign Mission dollar given by our Church meant $1.35 
spent on the support and promotion of our Foreign Missions 
enterprise. 

When we view the condition at home, it is not so bright. By 
strenuous efforts on the part of our Committee, and sacrificial 
giving on the part of our people there was contributed to Foreign 
Missions last year $1,030,492. An additional' $58,198 was given for 
physical equipment, which could not go to decreasing the deficit. 
Too much can not be said in appreciation of the generosity of 
these noble givers. These gifts, however, were $152,260 short of 
the actual cost of the work. We were carrying a deficit at the 
beginning of the year of $207,017, so that we now face a total 
indebtedness of $359,277. There is no fund upon which to draw 
for this indebtedness. 

During the last five years we have retrenched by the amount of 
$97,000. Missionaries have returned home, outstations have been 
given up, and native workers cut oif. There is nothing now to do 
but cut our work in a way more drastic than ever before. The 
Committee tells us that during the coming year we must reduce 
by ONE-THIRD all of our Foreign Mission v/ork. Is it not enough 
to make fresh wounds in the heart of our Savior? 

Does it not call us to our knees, in confession and in petition 
that ere long the work will be restored and enlarged? 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That churches, societies and individuals assume, wherever 
practicable, definite parts of the Foreign Mission work. Our Sun- 
day Schools are asked to carry their part of the responsibility for 
the $100,000 being raised for our work in Brazil. Our Young 
People are asked to assume their part of the $6,000 necessary to 
operate the Jennie Speer Girls' School, Kwangju, Korea. 

2. That our ministers and other leaders be urged to arrange 
missionary itineraries among all our churches, in addition to the 
use of literature offered by our Foreign Mission office. 

3. That every church in the Presbytery be requested to observe 



228 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



as the Week of Prayer and Self-denial for Foreign Missions Janu- 
ary 24-31, 1932, and that in every group of churches, if not every 
church, a School of Missions be held at that time, using as a text 
book, "The Church Faces Foreign Missions." 
Respectfully submitted, 

J, F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 
9:00 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 9:00 o'clock A. M. and was led in 
devotional exercises by Rev. G. W. Hanna. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

A popular meeting touching the state of religion in the 
churches was held at which a number of addresses were 
heard on the effects of the present financial depression 
on the spiritual life of the church and what may be done 
to help build up the spiritual state. 

The Presbyterial sermon on the subject of "The Resur- 
rection of Behevers," texts Job. 14:14 and 11. Cor. 15:20, 
was preached by Rev. C. M. Gibbs. Presbytery requested 
that the Stated Clerk be furnished With a copy of this 
sermon for publication. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges made its report 
which was received. Pending the adoption of this report 
Presbytery heard Rev. H. G. Bedinger on Flora Macdonald 
College, Rev. R. A. McLeod on the Presbyterian Junior 
College and Mr. E. A. West on Elise High School. The 
report as adopted is as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 

Your Committee on Schools and Colleges presents the following 
report: 

WE EECOMMEND: 

1. That E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachem, Ernest Graham 
and W. S. Coving-ton be re-elected as trustees of Flora Macdonald 
College. 

2. That the following trustees of Elise High School be elected: 
Talbot Johnson to succeed McL Kennedy, resigned, and A. D. 
McLaughlin to succeed N. J. Carter, resigned. 

3. That Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Rev. R. A. McLeod and Mr. E. A. 
West be heard for 10 minutes each in the interests of the educa- 
tional institutions they represent. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. FOLEY, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 229 



The Committee on the Orphans' Home made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

REPOFT OF COMMITTEE ON ORPHANS' HOME 

Your Committee on Orphans' Home submits the following report: 
Our orphanage at Barium Springs deserves the loyalty and sup- 
port of our churches which it seems to have. The orphanage is 
very careful in the selection of the children for the home, each 
application must come under the investigation of the case worker, 
which means that many cases are disposed of by correspondence 
or by brief preliminary investigation. The institution is run in 
a business-like way which should be a source of gratification. 

Our Presbytery gave to this great work last year including all 
agencies of the church and the Thanksgiving offering the sum of 
$11,475.00 while the asking from the Presbytery was $14,700.00. 
The amount that Presbytery gave was 21% of all that was given 
for all benevolent causes, which shows that the orphanage still 
holds a large place in the hearts of our people. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That special emphasis be laid upon our Thanksgiving offering. 

2. That each Sunday School set aside its offering on one Sunday 
in the month for this cause. 

3. That individual men and women be urged to make a regular 
contribution for the support of the home. 

4. That churches, societies and Sunday Schools be urged to 
send their contributions monthly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Men's Work made the following re- 
port which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MEN'S WORK 

The Committee on Men's Work has received from the churches 
8 reports on Men's Work. Of this number 4 have the General 
Assembly plan of Men-of- the- Church. 2 report organized Bible 
Classes and 1 fellowship club. 

The fellowship clubs report a number of programs conducted 
during the year upon subjects related to the work of the church. 
Bible classes also report various activities in connection with the 
work of the church. The Men-of-the-Church organizations report 
regular monthly meetings and the use of the programs suggested 
by the Assembly's Committee on Men's Work. An examination 
of these reports very clearly indicates that men's organizations 
following Assembly's plan are giving the work of the church more 
systematic study and have a broader program of activity than 
others. In each instance an active Bible class is reported. From 
the list of officers elected, reports also indicate that a larger 
number of men are drawn into the study of the work of the church 
and its activities through the Men-of-the-Church than by other 
organizations. 

Your Committee would commend the Assembly's plan of Men's 



230 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Work to all the churches of the Presbytery as the most effective 
plan now in use for the development and use of men in our churches. 
The Committee on Men's Work would call the attention of Pres- 
bytery to the fact that the support of General Assembly's Com- 
mittee of Men's Work was thoroughly debated and discussed at 
the last meeting of the General Assembly and, in spite of some 
opposition to the support of the movement as a promotional agency, 
its plan and continuance was approved by a large majority. This 
plan seems to have thoroughly justified its place in the church and 
should be used more widely by the churches. Anyone who has the 
opportunity to observe the splendid work of the Woman's Auxiliary 
should be able to see that great results would come from a similar 
approach to the work of the church on the part of the men. 
Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY G. BEDINGER, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :00 P. M. 

Second Day — Afternoon Session 

The Presbytery reconvened at 2 : 00 P. M. 
The Committee on Assembly's Home Missions made 
the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Assembly's Home Missions would submit 
the following report: 

Because of the acute business depression the Home Mission 
receipts were less than the previous year. The devastating drought 
in many Home Mission areas lessened the ability of the churches 
and missions, and made necessary many calls for increased appro- 
priations. 

The total receipts were $462,647. This is $69,732 less than the 
amount received in 1930. This decrease of income made necessary 
additional reductions in appropriations to Presbyteries and mis- 
sions and further curtailment in the Church's Home Mission activ- 
ities. 

But in spite of financial discouragements it has been a year of 
spiritual achievement. The Committee of Home Missions has 
aided 627 workers and 687 Home Mission enterprises. The Gospel 
was carried to 31C outposts and preaching points. Through the 
efforts of these workers 4,846 were added to the church on pro- 
fession of faith and 2,380 by letter. Notwithstanding the decrease 
in the number of workers this is an increase in results over last 
year. 

In the Presbyteries receiving aid fifteen new churches are re- 
ported and thirty new Sabbath Schools. Seventeen Home Mission 
churches were brought to self-support, and twelve churches were 
aided by loans from the church building funds. 

For five years there has been a steady decline in Home Mission 
receipts. Yet there has never been a greater challenge for the 
church to go forward. More than two-thirds of our population is 
outside the pales of any church; 10,000 villages are without a 
church of any kin,'.; 30,000 villages have no resident pastor. Never 



MINUTES OP FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 231 



has there been greater need of the message of the Gospel of Jesus 
Christ in our own home-land. In Home Missions there unite the 
love of God and home and country. 

We offer the following recommendations: 

1. That we designate Sabbath, June 28, as Home Mission day 
in our Sabbath Schools, and on that day ask for a special offering 
for Home Missions. 

2. That we designate November as the period for Home Mission 
study in all departments of the church, and November 8-15 as the 
annual week of prayer and self-denial for Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions. 

3. That in November all pastors preach on Assembly's Home 
Missions and to use Home Mission topics for the mid-week prayer 
service. 

4. That all sessions be urged to arrange for the presentation 
of the needs of Assembly's Home Missions and for a supplemental 
offering in November. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. W. HANNA, Chairman. 

The Committee on Thanks made the following report 
which was adopted by a rising vote: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THANKS 

Your Committee on Thanks would submit the following: 
1. That our hearty thanks be extended to the pastor and mem- 
bers of the Dunn Church and to the friends of other churches 
whose generous hospitality has rendered so pleasant and com- 
fortable our sojourn with them. 

^ 2. That we express our appreciation of the helpful and inspiring 
singing by the Junior Christian- Endeavor Choir, to the adult choir 
and the organist for their pleasant and uplifting renditions during 
our sittings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. W. HANNA, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee on the Printed Minutes makes the following 
report : 

We have compared a copy of the printed minutes of the Fall 
meeting of Presbytery of 1930 with the written minutes of the 
same meeting and we find that the printed minutes is a true copy 
of the written minutes approved by the Presbytery. 

Therefore, we recommend that the printed copy be the official 
minutes of the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN c. B. Mclaughlin, 

The Committee on Stewardship made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 



232 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

Your Committee on Stewardship submits the following report on 
the 1931 Every Member Canvass: 

Amount subscribed to Benevolent Causes $37,487 

Amount subscribed to Current Expenses $58,847 

49 churches report a canvass made and give some figures. 

The following 12 churches report a canvass made but give no 
figures: Bethesda, Cypress, Dunn, Eureka, Hebron, Lakeview, 
Leaflet, Lumber Bridge, Mt. Tabor, Montpelier, Parkton, Union. 

The following 19 churches report that no canvass was made: 
Cameron Hill, Campbellton, Carthage, Centre, Coats, Eagle Springs, 
Elise, Gibson, Grove, Manly, Mt. Carmel, Naomi, Priest Hill, Provi- 
dence, Sandy Grove, Smyrna, South Fayetteville, Spence, Wildwood. 

The following 15 churches made no report as to whether a can- 
vass was made or not: Aberdeen, Benson, Buie's Creek, Cape 
Fear, Elrod, Ephesus, Fairmont, Lakeside, Lillington, Longstreet, 
McMillan, Raven Rock, Rock Branch, Shannon, Vass. 

We recommend that the statistical report for the Presbytery 
be approved and forwarded to the Stated Clerk of the General 
Assembly. 

The statistical report shows that our churches contributed dur- 
ing the church year just closed: 

To Denominational Benevolences $ 52,769 

To Current Expenses 151,515 

Miscellaneous Contributions 5,665 

Total $209,949 

Respectfully^ submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

It was ordered that when Presbytery adjourn, it ad- 
journ to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayette- 
ville, N. C, at 10:00 A. M. June 9, 1931. 

The Moderator appointed the following committee to 
revise the Manual of Presbytery and to report at the 
Adjourn Meeting of Presbytery: Rev. W. M. McLeod, 
chairman, Rev. E. L. Barber, Rev. W. S. Golden, Elder 
John W. Graham. 

It was ordered that the changes which will be effected 
by the adoption of the report of the Committee on Pres- 
bytery's Work and Permanent Committees become effec- 
tive when the Manual of Presbytery has been revised. 

The date for the meeting of Presbytery at the Antioch 
Church was changed at the request of the church from 
1932 to 1933, Spring meeting. 

The following resolution was adopted by a rising vote : 

Resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery put itself on record as 
opposed to dances being held at any of our Presbyterian Colleges. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 233 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The Committee on Sessional Records submits its report: 

The Sessional Records of the following churches were approved 
without exception: Ephesus, Cameron, Church of Covenant, 
Cypress, Culdee, Dunn, Bluff, Antioch, Bethel, Barbecue, Bensalem, 
Bethesda, Cape Fear, Buies Creek, McPherson, Pinehurst, Provi- 
dence, Sunnyside, Red Springs, Raven Rock, Vass, Spence, Sandy 
Grove, St. Pauls, Raeford, Rex, Spies, Four Oaks, Midway, 
lona, Lillington, Lumberton, Laurinburg, Hebron, Jackson Springs, 
Eureka, Godwin, Grove, Highland, Hope Mills, Galatia, Flat Branch, 
Union, Wildwood, Laurel Hill, West End, Sardis, Westminister, 
Gibson, Church in the Pines — 51. 

The Sessional Records of the following churches were approved 
with the exceptions noted: 

Carthage — Moderator not named as present at any of the meet- 
ings during the year. 

Smyrna — Sessional Records Committee report not signed by 
Moderator of Presbytery 1930. 

Lakeview — Statistical report not recorded in minutes of session. 

McMillan — Suggested that a new book be secured. 

Mt. Tabor — Suggested that a new book be secured. 

Rock Branch — Failed to hold quarterly meetings. 

Mt. Carmel — No meeting held one quarter. 

Pembroke — No meeting held one quarter. 

Philadelphus — Suggested that a new book be secured. 

Linden — No meeting held one quarter and no delegate to Pres- 
bytery or Synod elected. 

Shiloh — No name on book. No meeting one quarter. 

Sherwood — No meeting one quarter. Minutes for past year on 
loose sheets. New book urgently suggested. 

Benson — Only one meeting held during year. Names of elders 
not recorded. 

Bunnlevel — No meeting first quarter. 

Big Rockfish — New book urgently suggested. 

Manly — Meeting not held quarterly. 

Philippi — Meeting not held quarterly. No delegate elected to 
Presbytery and Sjmod. 

Ashpole — Reports to Presbytery not included in minutes except 
statistics. 

Eagle Springs — Reports to Presbytery do' not include in minutes, 
minutes not approved. 

Dundarrach — Minutes not approved. 

Duke — Minutes not approved. 

Comfort — No meetings held for two quarters. 

Center — Minutes not approved. 

Cameron — Only three meetings held during year. 

Elise — Minutes not kept neatly. Records show that session 
meeting on May 30, 1930, elected two elders and forthwith or- 
dained and installed them. Suggested that congregation be con- 
vened according to Book of Church Order and this serious defect 
corrected. 



234 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Montpelier — ^No name on book. 

Fayetteville First — Minutes of April 3, 1931, not signed by 
Clerk— 27. 

For the committee, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

Bensalem Church was chosen by a rising vote as the 
place of the next meeting of Presbytery, September 22, 
1931, 10:00 A. M. 

Dr. C. G. Vardell was heard in the interest of Flora 
Macdonald College. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures submits the following 
report : 

1. First, in response to overture No. 1 presented by Rev. F. C. 
Symonds which is as follows: Your Committee recommends that 
it be answered in the negative. 

2. In response to overture No. 2 from the Committee on Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief, which is as follows: Your 
Committee recommends that it be answeired in the negative. 

3. In response to overture No. 3 from the Committee on Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief, which is as follows: Your 
Committee recommends that it be answered in the negative. 

4. The Presbytery of Fayetteville overtures the General As- 
sembly at Montreat May 31, 1931, to consider the advisability of 
erecting a Press Bureau for the dissemination of religious litera- 
ture through the medium of county and other small newspapers, 
this to) be under the co-ordinate secretary of Religious Education, 
Dr. J. L. Fairly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

The Committee on Home Missions made its report 
which was received. Pending the adoption of this report, 
Presbytery heard Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Synod's Executive 
Secretary, in the interest of the Home Mission work. The 
report as adopted is as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS FOR 
SIX MONTHS ENDING MARCH 31, 1931. 

Your Committee on Home Missions reports that all the fields are 
occupied. One, the Fairmont group, has been consolidated with 
neighboring fields, leaving nine fields receiving aid from the Pres- 
bytery's funds. 

Thirty-three churches were served, and one mission point. Five 
hundred and twenty-eight services were held. There were 100 
professions of faith, and 82 accessions to the church on profes- 
sion. Thirty-five united with the church by letter. Twenty-eight 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 235 

Sabbath Schools were maintained. One splendid new church, at 
Erwin, was erected. All the churches made Every Member Can- 
vass. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That a commission, with power to act, be appointed to con- 
sider the disorganization of the Aberdeen Church, if it be deemed 
advisable, the commission being composed of the following men: 
Rev. Messrs. G. F. Kirkpatrick, S. H. Fulton and J. C. B. Mc- 
Laughlin, with Ruling Elders Mac Cameron and Laurence Calhoun. 

2. That Rev. L. Smith be permitted to serve the Rock Branch 
and Cameron Hill churches as stated supply for another year. 

3. That a committee, consisting of Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen 
and J. F. Menius, with Ruling Elder Johnson, be ap- 
pointed to visit the churches at Hebron and Mt. Carmel to con- 
sider the advisability of dissolving these churches. 

4. That Rev. L. A. McLaurin be permitted to serve the church 
at Fairmont on terms agreeable to himself and the church, and 
the other churches of this group, till the Fall meeting of Presbytery. 

5. That the way be adjudged clear for Rev. L. A. McLaurin 
to accept the call as pastoi^ of lona Church. 

6. That the apportionment to the salaries of all Home Mission 
workers be reduced 10%, in accordance with the action of the 
Presbytery several years ago. 

7. That the Synod's Committee on Home Missions be asked to 
appropriate the same amount to the four fields of the Presbytery 
receiving aid from this source as last year. 

8. That Rev. L. A. McLaurin visit the Montpelier Church and 
confer with them about securing a supply for their pulpit. 

9. That in response to the question as to the ownership of the 
manse at Hemp, your committee recommends that the Presbytery 
declare the Elise Church and the Elise High School to be the 
joint owners of the manse. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

The Committee on Religious Education made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Your Committee on Religious Education would report: 

The business part of our publishing houses in Richmond and 
Texarkana have had a very successful year notwithstanding the 
general depression and rather poor collections. It was necessary 
to sell $30,000 of the Reserve Fund Bonds to meet the increased 
expense of printing periodicals and keeping workers in the field. 

Wte would call attention to the greatly improved literature now 
being produced for our Young People's Work in the Kingdom 
Highways and the Program Builder. 

The committee wishes us to call attention to the fact that the 
church envelopes for collection are cheaper at our own publica- 
tion house and we should encourage buying from our own com- 
mittee. Also to the fact that all churches should buy the Sunday 
School literature and hymn books at Richmond. 



236 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



The report for the Sunday School and Young People's Work 
is as follows: 

Your Committee on Sabbath Schools submits the following re- 
port: 

We have examined the reports of 78 churches in the Presbytery 
and find a total membership of 10,429. 

There were added to the communion from the Sabbath Schools 
257. 

The number of churches reporting no additions from the Sabbath 
School is 42. 

The total gifts to denominational benevolences during the past 
year from the Sabbath Schools was $4,947.00. 

Only 8 Sabbath Schools have a workers or teachers conference. 

We recommend the following: 

1. Superintendents urge pupils to memorize Bible, hymns and 
catechism. 

2. That Sabbath Schools make greater effort to have regular 
workers conference. 

3. That Sabbath Schools be urged to contribute to all benevolent 
causes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. W. KOELLING, Chairman. 

STATISTICAL REPORT OF YOUNG PEOPLE 

43 senior organizations — ^membership 1220 

7 intermediate organizations — membership 172 

19 junior organizations — membership 489 

Total in all Y. P. organizations 1890 

Total contributions to benevolences, all societies $ 513 

Total contributions (miscellaneous) 163 

Total contribution to local church work 689 

Total all contribution from all societies $1365 

Total societies in Young People of the Church. 21 

Total societies in Christian Endeavor 13 

Total societies in both Y. P. of the Church and C. E. 3 
Total societies in neither 9 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That leaders of Y. P. Work secure the introduction to "King- 
dom Highways" from Richmond office, and work out best form of 
organization for local! church and really put it into effect. 

2. That the Y. P. Conference at F. M. C. be stressed in each 
church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MURDOCH McLEOD, Chairman. 

The Committee on Evangelism made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

The Committee on Evangelism submits the following report: 
Rev. Neill Mclnnis to preach at Ephesus and Spence; Rev. W. M. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 237 



McLeod, Flowers Mission; Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Providence; Rev. 
W. S. Golden, Cameron Hill; Revj J. F. Menius, Rock Branch; Rev. 
D. L. Jones, Godwin; Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Hope Mills; Rev. F. M. 
Bain, Big Rock Fish; Rev. S. H. Fulton, McPherson; Rev. J. C. B. 
McLaughlin, Sherwood. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following re- 
port which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

1. That George Patterson succeed himself as trustee of Sandy 
Grove Church property. 

2. That R. G. Matheson succeed Rev. J. L. McLean on Bible 
Cause Committee. 

3. That C. G. Rose succeed J. McN. Johnson, deceased, on the 
Historical Committee. 

4. That Rev. F. M. Bain succeed Rev. J. L. McLean, removed, 
on Leave of Absence Committee. 

5. That Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin succeed Rev. J. L. McLean 
on the Committee on Natural Science and Hebrew. 

6. That Rev. A. D. Carswell preach the Presbyterial sermon 
at the next Stated Meeting on a subject to be selected by himself. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. FAIRLEY, Chairman. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin signified his acceptance of the call 
from the lona Church for his pastoral services and the 
following commission was appointed to install Mr. Mc- 
Laurin: Rev. Messrs. E. L. Siler, Carl Matthews and 
J. M. Lemon, and RuHng Elder G. K. McNeill. 

A request from the Rowland church to amend their 
call for pastoral services be changed so that lona Church 
may have one morning and one afternoon service each 
month and the salary be $1500 per year instead of $2,000 
pear year was granted. 

A request from the Midway Church to be allowed to 
change the terms of its call for pastoral services so that 
the lona Church may have one afternoon service and the 
salary be changed from $600 per year to $450 per year 
was granted. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

Those excused after Tuesday afternoon: W. D. Bullard, M. D. 
McLean, M. D. McNeill. 

After Tuesday night session: D. H. Johnson, D. C. Baker, Alex 



238 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



McNeill, R. M. Price, V. G. Johnson, Preston Woodwall, J. M. 
Wilson, D. M. Cameron. 

Those excused after Wednesday noon: Thos. N. Holmes, D. A. 
Huffine, E. L. Siler, L. L. McGoogan, R. J. McLeod, E. A. West, 
G. E. Moorehouse, D. McQueen. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have the usual 
number of the copies of the Docket and the Minutes of 
Presbytery printed. 

Presbytery requested that those who are appointed to 
preach the Presbyterial sermons file copies of these ser- 
mons with the chairman of the Historical Committee to 
be used as Presbytery may see fit in the future. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The rule requiring roll call was dispensed with and the 
roll call omitted. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet in Adjourned Session in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on 
June 9, 1931, at 10 :00 A. M., closing ^th a hymn, prayer 
and the benediction. 

(Signed) A. D. CARSWELL, Moderator. 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk. 



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3. Foreign Missions— J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, J. M. Lemmon, 
M. C. McDonald and Eyan McBryde. 

4. Religious Education— W. M. Fairley, Chairman. 

Sec. I. Sabbath Schools— H. W, Koelling, Neill Mclnnis, S. H, 
Fulton, L. A. McGeachy and Chas. G. Rose. 
Sec. II. Y. P. Work— W. M. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, E. L. 
Barber, Mac Cameron, W. A. West. 

5. Assembly's Home Missions— G. W. Hanna, R. G. Matheson, 
C. A. Lawrence, J. B. Black, W. DeB. McEachin. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Chairman Leave of Absence— F. M. Bain. 

2. Sabbath and Family Religion— J. B. Black, M. D. McNeill, 
G. W. Hanna, John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

3. Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — Eugene Alex- 
ander. 

4. Chairmkn of Committee on State of Religion in the Churches 
— G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

5. Bible Cause — R. G. Matheson, Dr. Thos. Stamps and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Orphans' Home— F. M. Bain, E. B. Carr and J. S. McRae. 

7. Woman's Work— C. S. Matthews, E. B. Carr and W. A. West. 

8. Stewardship— D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, L. 
A. McLaurin, G. W. Hanna, W. M. McLeod, J. M. Wilson. 

9. Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, C. M. Gibbs, R. A. Mc- 
Leod, A^ R. McQueen and C. G. Rose. 

10. Auditing Committee— Geo. K. McNeill, C. D. Smith, C. J. Mc- 
Callum. 

11. Evangelization— A. D. Carswell, Fairley Murray and D. S. 
Currie. 

12. Men's Work- H. G. Bedinger, Edgar Hall, C. L. Johnston, J. 
M. Wilson and D. S. Currie. 

13. Schools and College^— W. L. Foley, G. F. Kirkpatrick, F. M. 
Bain, E. H. Williamson, and A. R. McEachern. 

14. Chairman on Assembly's Minutes — R. G. Matheson. 

15. Chairman on Synod's Minutes — L. Smith. 

16. Vacancy and Supply— A. R. McQueen, Neill Mclnnis and E. H. 
Williamson. 

17. Secretary of Stewardship — D. L. Jones. 

18. Presbyterial Sermon — A. D. Carswell. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION 

1. Natural Science— D. L. Jones, C. G. Vardell, C. M. Gibbs, 
A. D. Carswell, J. C. B. McLaughlin. 

2. English Branches— C. G. Vardell, J. B. Black, J. F. Menius, 
R. A. McLeod, W. L. Foley. 



3. Latin and Gr^ek — G. F. Kirkpatrick, D. L. Jones, J. M. Lem- 
mon, M. D. McNeill, J. C. B. McLaughlin. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — J. B. Black, E. L. Barber and 
Le M. Blue. 

5. Heibrew— A, R. McQueen, H. W. Koelling and J. C. B. Mc- 
Laughlin. 

6. Theology— E. L. Siler, A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, W. L. 
Foley, H. W. Koelling, J. F. Menius. 

7. Church Govemment and Sacraments — ^W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna» F. M. Bain. 

8. Ecclessiastical History— R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Foley, M. D. McNeill. 

9. English Bible— J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna, E. B. Carr. 



The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 193l, as approved by Pres- 
bytery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds are 
to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis -of the 
total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once «adk quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equalize the Benevolent Funds amon^ the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 81.8 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
Assembly's Home Missions 16.8 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Edu. & Min. Rel. 8.1 Mr. John Stites, 5th and Market 

Sts., Louisville, Ky. 
Religious Education 2.1 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School .6 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause .6 Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 
Synod's Home Missions 10. Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro. N. C. 
Schools and Colleges 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Seminary 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, 

Va. 
Orphans^ Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 
Presbytery's H. Missions 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C. 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS ORDERED BY SYNOD 

1. For the Orphans' Home at Barium Springs, a special oiFer- 
ing during the Thanksgiving season. This is to be over and above 
the regular budget askings for the Orphans' Home. To be so 
marked and sent at once to Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Treasurer, Barium 
Springs. 

1. For William Black Home for Religious Workers, a special 
offering the last Sabbath in May or some other convenient time by 
the Churches to be sent to Mr. W. H. Belk, Treasurer, Charlotte. 



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GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator — Rev. W. S. Golden „ Carthage 

Stated Clerk— Rev. R. A. McLeod Maxton 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. C. M. Gibbs Erwin 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius Lillington 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. McLaurin Rowland 

TRUSTEES 
I. DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall 1932— W. A. West. 
Exit Fall 1933— K. A. McDonald. 
Exit Fall 1934— W. M. Fairley. 
Exit Fall 1935— A. R. McQueen. 

II. ELISE ACADEMY 

Exit Fall 1932— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Charles Rankin and Mrs. 
J. H. Suttenfield. 

Ejcit Fall 1933— D. D. McCrimmon, J. R. McQueen and M. C. Mc- 
Donald. 

Exit Fall 1934— W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron and C. D. Hutaif. 

Exit Fall 1935— R. G. Matheson, J. Talbot Johnson and A. D. Mc- 
Lauchlin. 

Trustee at Large — John Kennedy. 

III. FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring 1932— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, A. R. Mc- 
Queen and Jesse Gibson. 

Exit Spring 1933— W. M. McLeod, Edwin Morgan, A. W. McLean 
and John M. Brown. 

Exit Spring 1934— E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachem, Ernest 
Graham and W. T. Covington. 

Trustees at Large — S. B. McLean and Col. John Gribble. 

IV. DONALDSON FUND 

C. G. Rose, Cla^ude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, Charles Rankin, Dr. 
D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Stedman, A. R. McQueen, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, H. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall and L. A. McGeachy. 

V. SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY 

Exit Spring 1932 — S. J. Cameron and Neal McFayden. 
Exit Spring 1933 — J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue. 
Exit Spring 1934 — George Patterson. 

COMMITTTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

Note. — ^The terms of office of all committee members expire at the 
Stated Fall meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated in the 
parenthesis following the name. 

I. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Presbytery's Home Mission: A. R. McQueen, Chairman, (1934); 
C. M. Gibbs, (1934); 0. L. Johnson, (1934); L. A. McLaurin, 
(1933); G. F. Kirkpatrick, (1933); Ernest Graham, (1933); 
R. G. Matheson, (1932); G. W. Hanna, (1932); E. H. William- 
son, (1932). 

2. Stewardship: J. F. Menius, Chairman, (1932); H. W. Koelling, 
(1933); E. L. Barber, (1934). 

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ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, June 9, 1931. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A. M., and was called to order by Rev. 
A. R. McQueen, the last Moderator present, and led in 
prayer by Rev. G. W. Hanna. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, G. 

F. Kirkpatrick, C. M. Gibbs, T. C. Croker, F. M. Bain, 

G. W. Hanna, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. M. Mc- 
Leod, F. C. Symonds, D. M. Clark, W. S. Golden, E. L. 
Barber, Eugene Alexander — 16. 

Ruling Elders: R. M. Prior, Fayetteville First — 1. 

Barbecue Church was on request granted permission 
to change the terms of its call to pastor from $400 per 
annum to $300. 

A request from the Centre Church asking that they be 
allowed to secure the pastoral services of Rev. G. W. 
Hanna, as stated supply, at a salary of $800 per annum, 
was received. Presbytery granted the request and Mr. 
Hanna was appointed stated supply of the church until 
the stated spring meeting. 

The commission to dissolve the Aberdeen Church made 
the following report, which was approved: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to con- 
sider the matter of dissolution of the Aberdeen Church, composed 
of Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Chairman, Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin, 
Rev. S. H. Fulton, and Elders L. Calhoun and Mac Cameron, all 
of whom were present, met at Aberdeen Church Sunday afternoon, 
May 17, at 3:00 o'clock. 

After a sermon by Rev. S. H. Fulton the Commission was con- 
stituted with prayer, and Mac Cameron named as its Secretary. 
Inquiry was made as to the present condition of the Church, and 
of its prospects. Of a total m.embership of eighteen, fifteen were 
present, and these without a dissenting vote, expressed themselves 
in favor of dissolution, and acting upon this expression of the 
will of the membership, the Commission voted to dissolve the 
Church. 

A. H. McDonald, former Clerk to the Session, was appointed to 
issue letters of dismission to members bf the Church to other 
churches of their choice, and to transfer any \vho make no request 
for letters of dismission by July 1st, to the Church in the Pines. 
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and given permission to make disposition of same, and that funds 
arising from the sale of such property be given into the hands 
of the Home Missions Committee of Fayetteville Presbytery. 
The Commission adjourned with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MAC CAMERON, Secretary. 

The commission to install Rev. L. A. McLaurin pastor 
of the lona Church reported this duty performed on May 
17, 1931. The report was approved. 

Mr. John Kennedy was appointed a Trustee at Large 
of the Elise Academy. 

At his own request candidate A. B. Williford was grant- 
ed a letter of dismissal to Lexington Presbytery. 

Mr. J. M. Smith of the Rex Church was introduced to 
Presbytery and asked to be received under care of the 
Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. He was 
recommended by the session of the Rex Church. After 
an examination as required by ,the Book of Church Order, 
which was satisfactory, he was received under care of 
the Presbytery as a candidate and assigned to the direc- 
tion and supervision of the Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation. 

At the request of the pastor, Rev. W. S. Golden, the 
Eureka Church was allowed! to change the terms of their 
call from $800 per annum to $600 per annum, effective 
from April 1, 1931. 

The chairman. Rev. W. M. McLeod, of the special com- 
mittee on revision of the manual of Presbytery present- 
ed the report of the committee in the form of a pro- 
posed new manual. The report was read and approved, 
thus making it the official manual of the Presbytery. 

The following recommendations of the special com- 
mittee on manual were adopted : 

1. That the new manual be put into operation immediately. 

2. That a moderator be elected today to serve until his suc- 
cessor is elected at the Fall meeting of Presbji;ery. 

3. That the new moderator appoint a permanent Committee 
on Nominations, who will at the Fall meeting of the Presbytery 
present the names of the members of the various executive and 
permanent committees as provided in the new manual. 

4. That the committee on program for the Fall meeting of the 
Presbytery be composed as follows: The Moderator, Chairman, 
Stated Clerk, and chairmen of the following committees (said 
chairmen to be same as listed in the minutes of the Spring meet- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLEi PRESBYTERY 241 



ing of Presbytery), Home Missions, Religious Education, Steward- 
ship, Men's Work, Woman's Work. 

5. That the committee on program prepare a General Docket 
to be printed in the new manual. 

6. That the manual be not printed until after the Fall meeting 
of Presbytery so any necessary changes in it may be made and 
included in the printed copy. 

W. M. McLEOD, Chairman. 

By rising vote the Presbytery expressed its appreci- 
ation of the services of the members of the special com- 
mittee on manual. 

In keeping with the provision of the new manual that 
a Moderator be elected at the close of the stated meeting 
to hold office until his successor be elected, it was ordered 
that a Moderator be now elected to hold office until the 
close of the next stated meeting, or until his successor 
be elected. Rev. W. M. McLeod was elected Moderator. 

The following committee was appointed to consider 
the question of incorporating the Presbytery under a 
board of Trustees and placing all the property of the 
Presbytery under the supervision of this board: Rev. 
F. C. Symonds, Messrs C. G. Rose, A. R. McEachern and 
J. W. McLauchlin. (Eugene Alexander was appointed 
to succeed Mr. Symonds at the stated meeting.) 

The commission to visit the Hebron and Mt. Carmel 
Churches made the following report which was approved : 

1. That the Mt. Carmel Church be dissolved. 

2. That the Hebron Church be continued and an effort be m.ade 
to enlarge the influence and service of the church. 

On motion it was ordered that the Mt. Carmel Church 
be dissolved and the pastor, Rev. Eugene Alexander, was 
appointed to grant the members letters of dismissal to 
the churches of their choice. 

It was ordered that the commission be continued to 
co-operate with the pastor, Rev. Eugene Alexander, in 
working out a program for the Hebron Church. 

It was reported to the Presbytery that Hon. J. W. 
McLauchlin of Raeford is critically ill and it was ordered 
that the stated clerk write a letter to Mr. McLauchlin 
expressing to him the sympathy of the Presbytery in 
his suffering and assuring him of the Presbytery's ap- 
preciation of his many years of faithful services in the 
work of the Presbytery and its prayer that he be spared 
for many more years. It was also ordered that Mr. Mc- 



242 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Lauchlin be remembered in special prayer in the closing 
prayer of the Presbytery. 

It was ordered that the following statement be record- 
ed in expression of appreciation of Ruling Elder J. McN. 
Johnson, who shortly before his decease sent to the Pres- 
bytery a gavel made from cedar wood taken from the 
church yard of old Bethesda, near Aberdeen, N. C: 

Hon. J. McN. Johnson was a Jlover and student of Scotch history, 
and he did all he could to stimulate in thei hearts of the sons and 
daughters of the early Scotch settlers of the Cape Fear section a 
proper appreciation of their great inheritance from their sturdy 
Highland ancestors. He was a poet of ability and put into a num- 
ber (of his productions fine bits of history and noble sentiment from 
the records of their lives. His chief interest was in the part the 
Church had played in their lives and the contribution they made 
to the Church, especially the Presbyterian Church in the bounds 
of Fayetteville Presbytery. Naturally this interest found its 
greatest expression in his own particular church, Old Bethesda at 
Aberdeen. So in keeping with his great love for the best in 
history, and in an effort to show his deep appreciation of what 
this ancient House of Mercy and its ministry had meant to him, 
and also to link it with the present activities of the Presbytery; 
Mr. Johnson, near the close of his earthly journey, prepared a 
gavel from the wood of a cedar tree taken from the Old Bethesda 
Church yard and sent it tp the Presbytery as a gift. It was hoped 
that his health would permit him to attend a meeting of the Pres- 
bytery and in person present it, but he was never able to do tliis, 
and so the Presbytery has accepted the gift and hereby records 
its appreciation of the love, loyalty and labors of this humble and 
faithful servant of the Lord. — Stated Clerk. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned to meet in stated session in the 
Bensalem Church on September 22, 1931, at 10:00 A. M., 
closing with prayer by Rev. L. Smith. 

Signed, A. R. McQUEEN, Moderator. 
C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, July 21, 1931. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Fayetteville, at 10:00 A. M., and was 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 243 

opened with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. W. M. 

McLeod. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, R. A. McLeod, L. A. McLaurin, 

D. L. Jones, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, A. D. Carswell, 

W. L. Foley, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. McLeod, F. C. Symonds, 

C. A. Lawrence, E. L. Barber, S. H. Fulton and H. G. 

Bedinger— 15. 

Ruling Elders : R. M. Pryor, First Church Fayetteville ; 

Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton ; J. A. McArthur, McPherson — 3. 

The following call for this meeting was read and ap- 
proved : 

Pinehurst, N. C, July 11, 1931. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on July 21, 1931, 
at 10:09 A. M., to transact the following business if the way be 
clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. F. C. 
Symonds and the First Church Fayetteville, and to grant Mr. 
Symonds a letter of dismissal to the Presbytery of Montgomery. 

2. To receive and license candidate for the ministry. 

3. To transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items. 

Signed, W. M. McLEOD, Moderator. 

Rev. F. C. Symonds offered his resignation as pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville and 
asked that the pastoral relations be dissolved. The 
church was heard from through its representatives 
stating that the congregation in regular meeting had 
agreed to concur with Mr. Symonds in his request for 
dissolution of the pastoral relations. The request was 
granted and the pastoral relations dissolved. 

At his own request Rev. F. C. Symonds was granted 
a letter of dismissal to Montgomery Presbytery in order 
that he might accept a call to the First Presbyterian 
Church, Lynchburg, Va. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick was appointed chairman of the 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
to fill vacancy caused by the removal of Rev. F. C. 
Symonds. 

Mr. J. Phillips H. McNatt, a member of the Parkton 
Church, was introduced to the Presbytery and asked to 
be received as a candidate for the ministry and to be 
licensed as a probationer. He was heartily recommended 
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244 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLB PRESBYTERY 



presented showing that he was graduated from the Uni- 
versity of North Carohna with the A. B. Degree and 
from Oberhn Theological Seminary with the degree of 
B. D. A number of testimonials commending him to the 
Presbytery as a man of excellent scholarship and fine 
Christian character were presented. On motion Pres- 
bytery entered upon the examination of Mr. McNatt. His 
diplomas were accepted in lieu of an examination on 
purely academic subjects. 

A special committee was appointed to examine the 
candidate's thesis, popular lecture and Greek exegesis. 
The candidate was examined before Presbytery on ex- 
perimental religion, reasons for seeking the Gospel min- 
istry, theology, church government and the sacraments, 
all of which were approved as parts of trial. He then 
delivered a sermon before Presbytery, using as his text 
Acts 8:8, which was also approved as part of trial. The 
special committee recommended that the thesis, popular 
lecture and Greek exegesis be accepted as satisfactory 
parts of trial. The examination was approved as a whole. 
The Presbytery then received Mr. McNatt as a candidate 
for the ministry and licensed him as a probationer in 
the form and manner prescribed in the Book of Church 
Order. Rev. J. B. Black delivered a brief charge to the 
candidate and the v/hole was concluded with prayer. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. A. D. Cars- 
well. 

Signed, W. M. McLEOD, Moderator. 
Attest, R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVENTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Eagle Springs, N. C, September 22, 1931. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two hundred and 
thirty-seventh stated session in the Bensalem Presby- 
terian Church at 10:00 A. M. 

Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
W. M. McLeod and opened with devotional exercises and 
constituted with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLEI PRESBYTERY 245 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, C. G. Vardell, L. Smith, A. 
R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, A. T. Lassiter, R. A. McLeod, 
L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, G. M. Gibbs, R. G. Mathe- 
son, E. B. Carr, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, W. L. Foley, 
Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. M. McLeod, D. M. Clark, 
H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, C. A. Lawrence, M. D. 
Newton, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, 
S. H. Fulton, J. C. B. McLaughlin and H. G. Bedinger— 33. 

Ruling Elders: J. C Camipbell, Antioch; Dan Seawell, 
Bensalem; J. Talbot Johnson, Bethesda; Alex McNeill, 
Bluff ; H. A. McCallum, Carthage ; N. P. Watson, Centre ; 
R. Morrison, Church in the Pines; M. A. McFarland, 
Church of the Covenant; H. A. McCallum, Culdee; J. G. 
Cameron, Cypress; W. S. Evans, Elise; J. W. Monroe, 
Eagle Springs ; J. A. McLeod, Eureka ; Neill Currie, High- 
land ; W. M. Bishop, Hope Mills ; J. M. McCaskill, Jackson 
Springs; W. C. Smith, Lakeview; A. J. Currie, Laurel 
Hill; Angus Blue, Laurinburg; Rory McNair, Maxton; 
L. P. Bain, McMillan; J. A. Graham, McPherson; Alton 
Thompson, Midway; John A. McKay, Montpelier; M. J. 
McNeill, Mt. Pisgah; W. J. Wadsworth, Priest Hill; John 
M. Brown, Philadelphus ; D. A. Currie, Pinehurst; D. S. 
Poole, Raeford; E. A. Lasater, Raven Rock; George 0. 
McBroom, Red Springs ; A. L. Seawell, Rockbranch ; L. L. 
McGoogan, St. Pauls ; J. P. Sw;ett, Union ; E. L. McNeill, 
Vass ; M. C. McDonald, West End— 36. 

The Program Committee submitted a printed report 
which was adopted. The following recommendations of 
the Program Committee were adopted: 

1. That the Printed Program be adopted. 

2. That the Presbytery hear sermons at the closing hour of the 
morning, afternoon and evenmg sessions of Tuesday, September 
22nd, by Dr. W. T. Thompson of Union Theological Seminary, 
Richmond, Va. 

3. That the Communion of the Lord's Supper be celebrated im- 
mediately following Dr. Thompson's closing message Tuesday 
evening. 

4. That the Presbyterial Sermon by Rev. A. D. Carswell be 
heard Wednesday at 11:00 A. M. 

5. That Rev. H. G. Bedinger be heard in the interest of Flora 
Macdonald College the first half hour of the afternoon session of 
the first day. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 
Rev. J. F. Menius was elected Temporary Clerk. 



246 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The following Standing Committees were appointed 
by the Moderator. 

1. Bills and Overtures: Rev. W. L. Foley, S. H. Fulton and 
Ruling Elder D. S. Poole. 

2. Calls and Suipplies: Rev. L. Smith, Rev. Neill Mclnnis and 
Ruling Elder Lee McGcogan. 

3. Resolutions: Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick and 
Ruling Elder D. A. Currie. 

4. Nominations: Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. W. M. Fairley and 
Rev. A. D. Carsv^^ell. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies which re- 
port was referred in part to the Committee on Schools 
and Colleges and in part to the Committee on Nomina- 
tions. 

At his request, Licentiate J. P. H. McNatt was granted 
a letter of dismissal to Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

A communication from The Christian Observer touch- 
ing Church Paper Week was received as information. 

Communications from Dr. Homer McMillan, Executive 
Secretary of Assembly's Home Missions, and Dr. E. E. 
Gillespie, Executive Secretary of Synod's Work Commit- 
tee, touching the Assembly-wide Evangelistic Campaign 
were received and referred to the Committee on Men's 
Work. 

A communication from Dr. H. W. McLaughlin, Direc- 
tor of Country Church Work, touching the work of this 
department, was received and referred to the Committee 
on Home Missions. 

An overture from the Harrodsburg United Presby- 
terian Church touching the matter of allowing deacons 
to represent the churches in the Church Courts, together 
with the approval of this overture by Transylvania Pres- 
bytery and asking for the approval of this Presbytery, 
were received and referred to the Committee on Bills and 
Overtures. 

A communication from Dr. W. T. Thompson, Union 
Theological Seminary, touching the matter of a corre- 
spondence course for ministers and Summer School of 
Theology was received as information. 

Dr. W. T. Thompson of Orange Presbytery and Rev. 
R. W. Culbertson of Mecklenburg Presbytery were intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger addressed Presbytery in the inter- 
est of Flora Macdonald College which address was re- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLB PRESBYTERY 247 

f erred to the new Committee on Educational Institutions. 

Presbytery took recess until 11 :30 A. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:30 A. M. and heard a 
sermon by Dr. W. T. Thompson on the text John 12 :20-21. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

First Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M. and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

Rev. W. C. Martin of the Christian Church was intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made a verbal report 
which was received as information. 

Rev. R. W. Culbertson, of Mecklenburg Presbytery, 
presented a letter of dismissal from his Presbytery to 
this Presbytery. After a satisfactory examination, he 
was received and enrolled as a member of this Presbytery, 
after signing the obligations required of its ministers. 

Presbytery accepted an invitation to meet at Flora 
Macdonald College for its next stated meeting, simul- 
taneously with Orange and Wilmington Presbyteries. 
The standing order fixing the time for this meeting was 
suspended and the matter left in the hands of the Stated 
Clerk to be arranged to conform to the convenience of 
the other Presbyteries. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions submitted the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

Last year 4,748 people were received into our church in the six 
countries designated our Foreign field. This was a gain of 441 
over the previous year. The income from native sources was 
$420,528. Almost 90,000 attended the Sunday Schools. 320,000 
patients came to the hospitals. This in spite of a five per cent 
cut last year. Now a 33 1/3 per cent cut is in force. The workers 
are converting large portions of their salaries to keep from having 
to close some of the missions and outposts. Two things are evi- 
dent everywhere, the working of God's Holy Spirit and the sacri- 
ficing of the workers. What shall we do about it? We offer 
one comprehensive. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

That in each church in our Presbytery the pastor read to the 
congregation the recommendations made by the Foreign Missions 
Committee at Synod, making such comments as he deems wise. 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The Committee on Assembly's Home Missions sub- 
mitted the following recommendations from the annual 



248 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLEi PRESBYTERY 



report of the Assembly's Committee which were adopted : 

After carefully considering- the critical financial situation revealed 
in the Treasurer's report the following actions were taken: 

1. That this action be communicated to all Synodical and Pres- 
byterial Superintendents, and that they he urged in this great 
emergency to make every effort to increase the Assembly's Home 
Mission income. 

2. That the Home Mission Chairmen of the aid-receiving Pres- 
byteries be requested to transmit to the workers in their fields 
the action of the committee concerning the payment of appropri- 
ations. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following report which was adopted: 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
submits the following report: 

On account of the lack of funds the office force of the Executive 
Committee at Louisville has been drastically reduced; aid for 
candidates for the ministry and relief funds for infirm ministers 
and the widows and orphans of those ministers who have died, 
have been reduced to the lowest point in many years. Loans from 
the Student Loan Fund have been refused to more than sixty 
young people; and appropriations for student pastors and workers 
in state institutions have been withdrawn or so reduced that some 
of these workers have been permitted to leave. 

Some progress has been made in the establishment of the Min- 
isters' Annuity Fund, about one-fourth of the Accrued Liability 
Fund having been subscribed. The General Assembly has recom- 
mended that the churches rally to this cause and complete the 
fund during the week beginning October 18, 1931. 

We recommend that Candidate Frank S. Blue's request for aid 
to the extent of $125.00 from, the Committee of Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief be approved, and that Candidate Barney 
McLean's request for loan of $100 be approved. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bible Cause submitted the following 
report which was adopted : 

Our splendid agency for the publication and distribution of the 
Word of God has made a record for the year 1930 that speaks 
eloquently of the great work accomplished under God's blessing 
by the American Bible Society. During the year the society dis- 
tributed 11,065,225 copies of the Bible and Testaments and portions 
of the Scriptures. Since its institution in 1816 the society has 
distributed more than 227,000,000 copies of the Scriptures in more 
than 30 languages of the world. In 1930 portions of the Bible 
were printed in five different languages for the first time. 

The resolutions adopted by the General Assembly at Montreat 
are recommended for the adoption of the Presbytery. They are 
as follows: 

Whereas, The American Bible Society, in carrying on its work 
of increasing the circulation of the Scriptures, is engaged in a 
task essential to the whole Christian enterprise, be it 

Resolved, 1. That we endorse heartily the efforts of the Amer- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLEi PRESBYTERY 249 



lean Bible Society in its program of encouraging a wider circula- 
tion of the Holy Scriptures, and that we prayerfully remember the 
Society before the throne of grace. 

2. That this body take recognition of the fact that our denom- 
ination has officially recommended that 0.5 of one per cent of 
each church's annual benevolence receipts be sent to the American 
Bible Society, either through the Central receiving agency or 
directly. 

3. That "Universal Bible Sunday" be endorsed and observed by 
the churches on a date to be fixed by the General Assembly; that, 
inasmuch as Sunday, December 6th, has been designated as the 
time for obseiving Bible Sunday by other Christian denominations, 
your Committee recommends that this date be the one fixed by 
our General Assembly for this purpose, if this can be done without 
prejudice to other causes of the Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly 
made the following report which was adopted: 

We call the attention of the Presbytery to the following matters 
recorded in the minutes of the General Assembly and sent down 
to the Presbytery for such action as the Presbytery deems wise: 

1. On plan for the change of pastorates. 

2. An amendment to the Book of Church Order. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. G. MATHESON. 

After consideration of these matters, the Presbytery 
by vote gave its consent to the plan proposed for change 
of pastorates as set forth on page 79 of the minutes of 
the 1931 meeting of the General Assembly, and also gave 
its consent to the proposed change in the Book of Church 
Order whereby any particular church, by majority vote 
of the congregation, may elect its Ruling Elders and 
Deacons for a limited period of time. 

The Permanent Committee of Educational Institutions 
submitted its report. Pending the adoption of the re- 
port, representatives of the Presbyterian Junior College 
and Elise Academy were heard. Presbytery commended 
the Presbyterian Junior College to the interest and 
liberality of our people and churches. Presbytery ex- 
pressed its appreciation for the interesting program 
which Elise Academy gave before Presbytery. 

The report as adopted is as follows: 

Your Committee on Educational Institutions recommends that: 

Rev. A. R. McQueen be reelected as trustee of Davidson College. 

Rev. R. G. Matheson, Mr. Talbot Johnson and Mr. D. A. Mc- 
Laughlin be reelected as trustees of Elise Academy. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. L. FOLEY, Chairman. 



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On request of President H. G. Bedinger, the following 
resolutions were adopted: 

1. That the Presbytery urge pastors and sessions to co-operate 
with the Alumnae Association in their efforts to collect pledges 
and secure new contributions to the Financial Standardization 
Movement of Flora Macdonald College, by having a Flora Mac- 
donald College day the first or second Sunday in November and 
encouraging them in their efforts. 

2. That the President of the College or his representative be 
authorized by Presbytery, subject to consent of pastors and ses- 
sions of the churches, to present the needs of the college and take 
special offerings for current expenses or pressing debts, at such 
times as may be convenient. 

The Committee on Orphans' Home submitted the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Orphanage at Barium Springs submits the 
following report: 

Your Committee would emphasize the needs of Barium Springs 
at this time, and calls attention to the fact that the receipts for 
the first five months of this church year are $6,600 less than for 
the same months last year, and that our Presbytery stands next 
to the bottom of the list in the amount given per member. 

Other matters concerning the institution have been set forth 
clearly in the Barium Messenger and at the recent meeting of 
Synod, with these you are all familiar. 

Your Committee would recommend that every church be urged 
by the Presbytery to hold a Thanksgiving Service with a view 
to a full and plenteous offering for the Orphanage as an offering 
to God from whom cometh every good and perfect gift. That 
where it is not practicable to hold a Thanksgiving Service, or 
where a great many of the members will be absent, that this 
offering be m.ade the Sabbath before or after Thanksgiving. 

Let us not forget the Sunday School offering on the fourth 
Sunday of each month. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 

Presbytery heard a sermon by Dr. W. T. Thompson on 
the text, John 17:19, "For their sakes I sanctify myself." 
Presbytery took recess until 8:00 P. M. 

First Day — Night Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 8:00 o'clock and after en- 
gaging in devotional exercises, heard a sermon by Dr. 
W. T. Thompson on the text, Romans 8 :28 and 32. 

Following the sermon, the Presbyterial Communion 
was conducted by Dr. W. T. Thompson and Rev. W. M. 
McLeod. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 9:00 o'clock. 



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Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 9:00 o'clock. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. S. H. 
Fulton. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

Dr. W. M. Fairley reported his attendance at the meet- 
ing of the last General Assembly and was commended 
for his diligence. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report which was adopted : 

Your Committee has compared a copy of the printed minutes 

of the 1931 Spring meeting of Presbytery with the written minutes 

of the same meeting, and finds that a» true copy has been made. 

The Committee recommends that the printed copy be accepted 

as the official minutes of the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN C. B. McLaughlin, chairman. 

The Historical Committee submitted its report in 
which it acknowledged the receipt of copies of the his- 
tories of the Laurel Hill and Smyrna Presbyterian 
Churches. Presbytery commended Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 
for the preparation of these historical sketches. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures submitted the 
following report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures recommends that the 
request from Transylvania Presbytery be answered in the nega- 
tive. 

Respectfully submitted 

W: L. FOLEY, Chairman. 

The Presbytery deferred the printing of the manual 
until after the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Presbytery voted to reconsider the manual and direct- 
ed that a committee consisting of three members be 
added to the list of committees on Presbytery's work. 
This committee to be known as the Committee on Educa- 
tional Institutions. The manual as amended was approved. 

The Committee on Resolutions made the following re- 
port which was adopted by a rising vote : 

Fayetteville Presbytery would like to express its great appreci- 
ation to the pastor, members of Bensalem, and the community for 
their hospitality and generous entertainment. We deem it a priv- 
ilege to meet in this historical church. We have enjoyed the 
bountiful dinners on the ground and the gracious entertainment 



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in the homes and pray God's richest blessings upon the church 
and entire community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. FAIRLEY, Chairman. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: That, at the request of 
the Mt. Pisgah Church and Rev. E. B. Carr, the pastor, 
this church be allowed to change the terms of its call 
for pastoral services from $750.00 per annum to $500.00 
per annum. 

The Committee on Presbytery's Home Missions sub- 
mitted its report which was received and the recom- 
mendations taken up seriatim. The report as adopted 
is as follows: 

Your Committee on Home Missions makes the following report: 

The nine fields comprising" the Presbytery's Home Mission work 
are all occupied, and the reports from the work indicate faithful 
service by the men. 

In addition to the 33 churches in the fields, 3 mission points 
were served. One new point has been devolepd in the field served 
by Rev. M. D. Newton, and Rev. Dixon McDonald reports an 
additional mission point. Five hundred and thirty-seven services 
were held. There were 125 professions of faith, and 100 additions 
to the church by profession. Forty-five were added to the church 
by letter. 

One new Sabbath School was organized on Rev. M. D. Newton's 
field, and one in Rev. Dixon McDonald's field. Thirty-four Sab- 
bath Schools are maintained. Three fields report repairs on 
churches and manses. Twenty-seven churches made the Every 
Member Canvass, and one paid its apportionment in full. 

In the township in which three of Rev. Dixon McDonald's 
churches are located, there are about 2700 people. Of this number, 
about 1900 adults and young people who have reached the age 
of responsibility are unsaved. Of this number 60% are favorable 
to the Presbyterian church. 

On this field, Miss Mary Janet McNeill, Mr. McDonald's assist- 
ant, reports that she has acted as superintendent in Sabbath 
Schools 22 times; taught 58 Sabbath School lessons; addressed 
45 Young People's Societies; held one Daily Vacation Bible School; 
made 1200 visits to homes and hospitals; personally interviewed 
200 persons, endeavoring to persuade them to accept Christ; helped 
in 48 other services, leading the music, teaching the young people 
to sing, and playing the instrument. In this time, April 1st to 
September 21st, she traveled thousands of miles. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Miss Mary Janet McNeill be employed as assistant in 
Rev. Dixon McDonald's field till the April meeting of Presbytery 
at a salary of $75.00 per month. 

2. That the Presbytery will not supplement the salary of any 
worker who is getting from other sources as much as $1600 per 
annum and a manse, this policy to begin October 1st, 1931. It is 



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to be understood that this policy is to obtain only so long as 
financial conditions render it necessary. 

3. That we co-operate with the Men's Work Committee in the 
Evangelistic Campaign. 

4. That Rev. H. W. McLauchlin and Mr. C. T. Carr be invited 
to hold three conferences in the bounds of the Presbytery before 
the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

5. That Rev. E. B. Carr's salary be supplemented at the rate 
of $200 per annum till the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

6. That Rev. Neill Mclnnis be permitted to supply the Parkton 
Church till the Spring meeting of Presbytery on terms agreeable 
to himself and the church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 

Rev. R. M. Phillips of Piedmont Presbytery and Rev. 
A. F. McDufRe of Mecklenburg Presbytery were intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

1, That Presbytery authorize the payment of Dr. W. T. Thomp- 
son's traveling expenses in coming to Presbytery. 

2. That the Stated Clerk be instructed to write Dr. Thompson 
of the appreciation and gratitude of the Presbytery for hi& in- 
forming and inspiring messages. 

The Stewardship Committee submitted the following 
report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Stewardship recommends: 

1. That the askings for Benevolent Causes in this Presbytery 
for the year beginning April 1, 1932, be $80,500; and that the 
askings from the several churches be as follows: 

Antioch $ 1,000 Cypress 160 

Ashpole 1,200 Dunn 2,000 

Barbecue 100 

Bensalem 400 

Benson 100 

Bethel 500 

Bethesda 2,100 

Big Rockfish 200 

Bluff 200 

Buie's Creek 100 

Bunnlevel 300 

Cameron 1,800 

Cameron Hill 100 

Campbellton 30 

Cape Fear 50 

Carthage 1,200 

Centre 800 

Church in Pines 1,000 

Church of Covenant 400 

Coats 20 

Comfort 70 

Culdee 500 



Dundarrach 


150 


Eagle Springs 


30 


Elise 


200 


Elrod 


20 


Ephesus „ 


150 


Erwin 


400 


Eureka 


400 


Fairmont 


200 


Fayetteville First 


15,000 


Flat Branch 


190 


Four Oaks 


40 


Galatia 


400 


Godwin 


500 


Gibson 


300 


Grove 


80 


Hebron 


30 


Highland 


4,000 


Hope Mills 


300 


Horseshoe 


30 


lona 


600 



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Jackson Springs 

Lakeside 

Lakeview 

Laurel Hill 


800 

150 

300 

800 


Providence 

Priest Hill 

Raeford „ 

Raven Rock 


80 

30 

5,000 

200 



Laurinburg 6,000 Red Springs 5,700 

Leaflet 200 Rex 500 

Lillington 700 Rock Branch 1,500 

Long Street _ 20 Rovi^land _ 1,200 

Lumber Bridge 500 Sandy Grove 150 

Lumberton „ 3,000 Sardis _ 250 

Manly 150 Shannon 10 

Maxton 4,000 Sherwood 200 

McMillan 100 Shiloh 600 

McPherson 1,100 Smyrna 500 

Midway 400 South Fayetteville 20 

Montpelier 1,500 Spence 40 

Mt. Pisgah 400 Spies „ 70 

Mt. Tabor 200 Sunnyside 400 

Naomi „ _ 20 St. Paula „ 2,500 

Palestine _._ 30 Union 150 

Parkton 500 Vass 600 

Pinehurst 1,000 West End - 500 

Philippi „._ 70 Westminister 50 

Pembroke 250 Wildwood 20 

Philadelphus 600 

2. We recommend that benevolent gifts be divided according 
to the following percentages: 

Foreign Missions 31.8 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.8 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 7.8 

Religious Education (Publication and S. S. Work) 2.1 

Assembly's Training School 9 

Bible Cause „ 6 

Synod's Home Missions 10.0 

Barium Springs Orphanage 7.5 

Synod's Schools and Colleges 8.7 

Union Theological Seminary 1.3 

Presbytery's Home Missions . 12.5 

3. That your attention is called to the list of Treasurers of the 
Benevolent Causes printed on the back of the Minutes of Pres- 
bytery. 

4. That if the pastor or session of any church feels that the 
askings from their church are too high, a change will be made 
on request to this committee. 

5. That the Presbytery hold a Day of Prayer in February at 
some central point, on the call of the Moderator, and that a suit- 
able program be arranged by the Stewardship Committee. 

6. That the following revised schedule of Presbytery's Tax 
be put into effect, beginning with the present church year, 1931-32: 

PRESBYTERY'S TAX REVISED SCHEDULE 

Antioch $ 50.00 Barbecue 6.00 

Ashpole 40.00 Bensalem 15.00 



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255 



Leaflet 8.00 

Lillington 16.00 

Lumber Bridge 15.00 

Lumberton 70.00 

Manly 8.00 

Maxton _ 80.00 

McMillan 10.00 

McPherson 20.00 

Midway 10.00 

Montpelier 40.00 

Mt. Pisgah 11.00 

Mt. Tabor 5.00 

Naomi „ 1.00 

Palestine 2.00 

Parkton 15.00 

Pembroke 9.00 

Philadelphus 25.00 

Phillippi „ 4.00 

Pinehurst 30.00 

Raeford 90.00 

Priest Hill 1.00 

Providence 1.00 

Raven Rock 3.00 

Red Springs 80.00 

Rex „ 15.00 

Rock Branch 15.00 

Rov/land 40.00 

Sandy Grove 2.00 

Sardis 9.00 

Shannon „ 1.00 

Sherwood 10.00 

Shiloh 20.00 

Smyrna 20.00 

S. Fayetteville 3.00 

Spence 3.00 

Spies 1.00 

St. Pauls 80.00 

Sunnyside 6.00 

Union 12.00 

Vass 15.00 

West End 15.00 

Westminister 2.00 

Wildwood 1.00 

submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

The Committee on Nominations recommends to Presbytery that 
the following persons be elected to the positions indicated, for 
the terms expiring in the Fall of the years indicated: 

Executive Committees. 
1. PRESBYTERY'S HOME MISSIONS— A. R. McQueen, chair- 



Benson 5.00 

Bethel 15.00 

Bethesda 50.00 

Big Rockfish 5.00 

Bluff 20.00 

Buie's Creek 4.00 

Bunnlevel 10.00 

Cameron 40.00 

Cameron Hill 2.00 

Campbellton 2.00 

Cape Fear 3.00 

Carthage 40.00 

Centre 20.00 

Church in Pines 33.00 

Church of Covenant 12.00 

Comfort 3.00 

Cypress 7.00 

Culdee 10.00 

Dundarrach „ 3.00 

Dunn 45.00 

Eagle Springs 2.00 

Elise _ 4.00 

Elrod 2.00 

Ephesus 6.00 

Erwin 16.00 

Eureka 10.00 

Fairmont 8.00 

Fayetteville First 180.09 

Flat Branch 10.00 

Four Oaks 1.00 

Galatia 30.00 

Gibson 4.00 

Godwin 17.00 

Grove 4.00 

Hebron 1.00 

Highland 70.00 

Hope Mills 7.00 

Horseshoe 2.00 

lona 20.00 

Jackson Springs 17.00 

Lakeside 5.00 

Lakeview 7.00 

Laurel Hill 30.00 

Laurinburg 135.00 

Respectfully 



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man, 1934; C. M. Gibbs, 1934; 0. L. Johnson, 1934; L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, 1933; G. F. Kirkpatrick, 1933; Ernest Graham, 1933; 
R. G. Matheson, 1932; G. W. Hanna, 1932; E. H. Williamson, 
1932. 

2. STEWARDSHIP— J. F. Menius, 1932; H. W. Koelling, 1933; 
E. L. Barber, 1934. 

3. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION— W. M. McLeod, chairman, 1934; 
Neil Miclnnis, 1934; C. G. Rose, 1934; S. H. Fulton, 1933; J. 
Talbot Johnson, 1933; W. L. Foley, 1932; L. L. McGoogan, 1932. 

4. MEN'S WORK— H. G. Bedinger, chairman, 1934; A. W. West, 
1933; W. L. Foley, 1932. 

5. WOMEN'S WORK^I. B. Black, chairman, 1934; C. A. Law- 
rence, 1933; W. J. Huneycutt, 1932. 

Permanent Committees. 

1. ASSEMBLY'S WORK— C. S. Matthews, chairman, 1934; F. M. 
Bain, 1933, (Foreign Missions); D. M. Clark, 1932, (Assembly's 
Home Missions); D. L. Jones, 1934, (Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief); M. D. Newton, 1933, (Bible Cause); J. M. 
Lemmon, 1932, (General Assembly's Minutes). 

2. SYNOD'S WORK— A. D. Carswell, chairman, 1934; L. Smith, 
1933, (Synod's Home Missions); Neil Mclnnis, 1932, (Educa- 
tional Institutions); W. S. Golden, 1932, (Orphans' Home); 
J. C. B. McLaughlin, 1933, (Minutes of Synod). 

3. PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

(1) Committee on Programs — This Committee shall consist 
of the Moderator, pastor of the host Church, Stated Clerk, 
and chairmen of the five Executive Committees. 

(2) State of Religion— E. L. Siler, chairman, 1934; W. E. 
Snipes, 1933; A. T. Lassiter, 1932. 

(3) Nominations (appointed by the Moderator for a term of 
one year) — W. S. Golden, chairman; A. D. Carswell, W. 
M. Fairley— 1931. 

(4) Business— C. M. Gibbs, chairman, 1934; C. J. McCallum 
(auditing), 1933; Eugene Alexander, 1932, (Sessional 
Records). 

(5) Trustees of Presbytery— C. G. Rose, 1934; A. R. Mc- 
Eachem, 1934; Charles Rankin, 1934. 

(6) Historical Committee— E. L. Siler, 1934; A. R. McQueen, 
]934; R, A. McLeod, 1934; G. F. Kirkpatrick, 1934. 

(7) Leave of Absence — W. E. Snipes, chairman, 1932; W. J. 
Huneycutt, 1933; L. Smith, 1934. 

(8) Printed Minutes, E. B. Carr, chairman, 1932; Dixon Mc- 
Donald, 1933; G. E. Moorehouse, 1934. 

(9) Educational Institutions — S. H. Fulton, chairman, 1934; 
W. M. Fairley, 1933; A. R. McQueen, 1932; Edgar Hall, 
1932. 

(10) Committees on Examination of Candidates: 

(a) Theolosy- E. L. Siler, A. R McQueen, W. M. 
Fairley. 

(b) Church History— R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. 
Foley. 



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(c) Church Government and the Sacraments — W. S. 
Golden, G. W. Hanna, D. L. Jones. 

(d) English Bible— J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna, E. B. 
Carr. 

(e) Moral Science and Philosophy — G. E. Moorehouse, 
E. L. Barber, J. F. Menius. 

(f ) Natural Sciences— C. G. Vardell, R. A. McLeod, H. 
G. Bedinger. 

(g) Languages — G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon, J. €. 
B. McLaughlin. 

Presbyterial Sermon at Spring meeting, to be preached by Rev. 
H. W. Koelling, upon a subject of his own selection. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin be elected to succeed Mr. J. W. McLauchlin, 
deceased, as Trustee of Donaldsori Fund. 

Rev. Eugene Alexander to succeed Rev. F. C. Symonds as chair- 
man of Special Committee to consider matter of incorporating the 
Presbyteiy. 

Committee on Nominations to serve during term of new Modera- 
tor — Rev. D. L. Jones, chairman, Rev. C. M. Gibbs and Rev. J. F. 
Menius. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Religious Education submitted the 
following report which was adopted: 

The chairman of this committee attended some sessions of the 
Conference on Leadership Training at Montreat this Summer. He 
also attended the Pastor's Conference and heard discussions on 
"Training Leaders" and Young Peoples Work. He examined the 
most recent literature prepaied by our committee in Richmond. 
He also observed the practice work of the Sunday School in the 
various departments. He held conferences with Dr. E. B. Paisley 
and Dr. John L, Fairley about our Sunday School and Young 
Peoples Work in the Presbytery. His impressions drawn from 
these conferences and observations were that we are practically 
asleep in Fayetteville Presbytery as to the most important work 
of Religious Education and that possibly your committee is in a 
measure responsible for this lethargy. 

The pastor is, by virtue of his office, the logical person to con- 
duct the discovery and training of leaders in his own church. The 
effectiveness, extent, and permanency of his work will be de- 
termined by the leaders he has trained. Jesusi Christ extended 
his work by training the twelve. The hardest work a pastor has 
to do is to train leaders. With this task, preaching is compara- 
tively easy, and furnishes a line of least resistance which most of 
Us choose to travel. It takes steady, constant study, patience, 
work and more work. Someone has said that [the first step in 
being a good dog trainer was to know more than the dog. 

When we know the rapid strides which the State is making 
in public education, we feel that the church isi lagging behind and 
that our young people soon detect the difference with a diminish- 
ing regard for religious education. 

We are sorry to report that your committee has done nothing 



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as to Sunday School work in the Presbytery except compile 
statistics, having 'done no constructive work, except talk about 
putting a director of Religious Education in the Presbytery, and 
also talk about putting on a Leadership Training School in con- 
nection with the Young Peoples Work lat Flora Macdonald College. 

We are glad to [report that we are working for the Young 
Peoples Societies. A splendid conference was held at Red Springs 
in June. The best we have yet held. 165 were in attendance. 
Dr. T. H. Currie of Texas was the main teacher and lecturer in 
Bible. We felt that we put on a real school. In addition to the 
courses in Bible we taught the Young People's Program, Home 
and Foreign Mission, Stewardship and Church History and 
Doctrine. We hope from year to year to make this school broader 
in its scope, reaching a larger constituency and contributing in 
a big way in training leaders for our ichurches. We wish for 
better patronage and trust that the conference will, be helpful to 
every pastor and ichurch. IMr. W. M. McLeod and Miss Kate Sutton 
of the Presbyterial deserve especial thanks for their work in 
arranging the conference. 

A joint meeting of your committee of Religious Education and 
a committee from the Presbyterial was held in Raeford September 
18th. We had what we hope was a fruitful discussion of the 
problems of Religious Education. 

We would make the following recommendations: 

1. That the two divisions of the Committee on Religious Educa- 
tion known las the Sunday School and Young Peoples divisions 
be discontinued and that it be continued as a committee of seven 
members on Religious Education. 

2. That the Annual Business Meeting of Young People of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery be held in Raeford in March. 

2. That Presbytery approve the joint meeting of the Religious 
Educational Committees of the Presbytery and the Presbyterial 
and the Young Peoples Council for the purpose of appointing 
adult advisors in /each district of the Presbytery to co-operate 
with the vice presidents of the Young People in promoting the 
work in the Presbytery. 

4. That a special committee with Dr. W. M. Fairley as chair- 
man confer with Mr. Claud H. Carr and Dr. H. W. McLauchlin 
with a view of holding three or more conferences in the Presbytery 
in October, or some early date, on the subject of the Country 
Church and Religious Education, and that pastors, elders, deacons 
and Sunday School workers be urged to attend these conferences. 

5. That the chairman of this committee be instructed to confer 
with Mr. C. T. Cair with the purpose of arranging to hold as 
many Teacher Training Classes as possible within the bounds of 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

6. That the committee be instructed to hold a Leadership 
Training School, if possible, at Flora Macdonald in conjunction 
with, or just after the conference in June and that the pastors 
be urged to attend this school and interest their Sunday School 
officers and teachers in attending. 

7. That the chairman of Religious Education confer with Dr. 
John L. Fairly for the purpose of having five or six individuals in 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE! PRESBYTERY 259 

the Presbytery qualify as accredited teachers so they may assist 
in training: leaders in our Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. FAIRLEY, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 P. M. 

Second Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 P. M. and engaged in 
devotional exercises conducted, by Rev. R. A. McLeod. 

The Committee on Men's Work submitted its report 
which was adopted and is as follows : 

The Committee on Men's Work would call the attention of the 
Presbytery to the possibilities for usefulness of this organization 
in our churches. This movement is growing- in every denomina- 
tion. Let Us not fall behind cur brethren of other denominations 
in developing the great resources latent in the manpower of the 
church. 

To promote the cause of Men's Work your committee proposes 
that a conference on Men's Work be held at Flora Macdonald 
College on the last Tuesday in October for men and pastors of 
all the churches of the Presbytery; that evangelism be given a 
large place on the program and plans presented for enlisting 
men in the simultaneous program of evangelism adopted by the 
Synod; that Men's Work be presented as an instrument in God's 
hands to carry out this and other great objectives of his work. 

We recommend that the Presbytery affirm in general the Pro- 
gram of Evangelism and the seven recommendations adopted by 
Synod at Charlotte. (See minutes of Synod.) 

That Presbytery approve the plan for a Conference on Men's 
Work at Flora Macdonald College and charge this Committee on 
Men's Work with its promotion. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. BEDINGER, Chairman. 

The following resolution was adopted: That the Men 
of the Church in session at Flora Macdonald College pay 
to the College 35c per plate for the dinner. 

The Committee on the Incorporation of Presbytery 
was continued and the vacancy created by the removal 
of Rev. F. C. Symonds, chairman of this committee, was 
referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

That the following be added under head of duties of Stewardship 
Committee: 

It shall be the duty of the Committee, with the pastor's consent, 
to urge upon the local Sessions and Boards of Deacons of de- 
linquent churches their obligation to support their local churches, 
and pay promptly the salaries promised their pastors; this to be 
done by correspondence, conferences, delegations or otherwise 



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means. Expenses not exceeding fifty dollars a year shall be pro- 
vided out of the Presbyterial Tax. 

It was ordered that the Committee on Nominations 
be taken from the list of Permanent Committees and 
made a Standing Committee to be appointed by the Mod- 
erator, the term of office of this Committee to run con- 
currently with the term of office of the Moderator. 

It was ordered that Presbytery meet in Adjourn Ses- 
sion at the time and place of the meeting under the direc- 
tion of the Stewardship Committee as provided in report 
of that Committee. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have 500 copies 
of the Minutes of Presbytery printed. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence submitted the 
following report which was adopted: 

The following have been excused: 

After Tuesday afternoon session: C. G. Vardell, Alex McNeill, 
L. P. Bain, R. W. Culbertson, J. P. Sweett John A. McKay, H. W. 
Koelling, N. A. Currie, W. A. Thompson, W. E. Snipes, J. W. 
Campbell, A. L. Seawell, M. D. McNeill. 

After Tuesday night session: D. A. Currie, G. O. McBroom. 

After Wednesday noon: Angus Blue, G. E. Moorehouse. 

The following ministers have been excused from this meeting 
of Presbytery: W. J. Huneycutt, J. B. Black, A. D. Carswell, and 
Dixon McDonald. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 

It was ordered that the list of the Commissioners to 
the General Assembly including both ministers and ruling 
elders for the past ten years be printed in the minutes 
of the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assembly, 
1932, were elected : 

PRINCIPALS: Ministers— W. S. Golden, E. B. Carr, A. D. 
Carswell. Ruling Elders— L. L. McGoogan, M. C. McDonald, D. A. 
Huffines. 

ALTERNATES: Ministers— W. J. Hunneycutt, I. N. Clegg, M. 
D. McNeill. Ruling Elders— J. T. Johnson, J. S. McRae, R. W. 
McLean. 

Rev. W. S. Golden was elected Moderator and installed 
in office. 

Presbytery rescinded the rule requiring that vacancies 
on Board of Trustees of Educational Institutions be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Educational Institutions and 
directed that these vacancies be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Nominations. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLEi PRESBYTERY 261 

The special Committee on the Manual was continued 
until the Manual is printed. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

By order of the Presbytery the final roll call was 
omitted. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn, 
prayer and the benediction to meet in connection with 
the annual meeting for prayer under the auspices of the 
Stewardship Committee and in Stated Meeting at Flora 
Macdonald College on April 12, 1932, at 11:00 A. M. 
Signed: W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator. 

C. M. GIBBS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: R. A. McLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Red Springs, N. C, October 27, 1931. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in special session in the 
First Presbyterian Church and was called to order by 
the Moderator, Rev. W. S. Golden, and opened with prayer 
by Rev. D. M. Clark. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, R. A. McLeod, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jones, J. F. Menius, J. B. Black, 
G. W. Hanna, W. L. Foley, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. McLeod, 
Dixon McDonald, J. M. Lemmons, D. M. Clark, H. W. 
Koelling, W. S. Golden, C. A. Lawrence, E. L. Barber, 
W. E. Snipes, H. G. Bedinger, and R. W. Culbertson— 21. 

Ruling Elders: E. L. McNeill, Vass; G. 0. McBroom, 
Red Springs; J. P. Swett, Union; George McGee, Provi- 
dence; L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls; N. A. Currie, High- 
land ; W. A. West, First Church Fayetteville— 7. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Carthage, N. C, October 16, 1931. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Red Springs, N. C, on October 27, 
1931, at 12:15 P. M., to transact the following business if the 
way be clear: 



262 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE; PRESBYTERY 



To act on requests from, candidates for aid from loan funds. 

Signed, W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator. 

The following recommendations from the chairman of 
the Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief were adopted: 

1. That Presbytery approve candidate Frank S. Blue's decision 
to take a third year's work at Union Theological Seminary and 
recommend him for la scholarship from Union Seminary. 

2. That Presbytery approve the applications of candidates Pat 
Boyle and Clyde Foushee for loans of $100 each from Assembly's 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The minutes were approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Dr. A. R. Mc- 
Queen. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator. 
Attest: R. A. McLeod, Stated Clerk. 

Note. — Through conference with President H. G. Bedinger, the 
next stated meeting of the Presbytery has been scheduled to meet 
as follows: To convene in joint session with Orange and Wilming- 
ton Presbyteries in the Auditorium of Flora Macdonald College, 
Red Springs, N. C, on Tuesday, April 12, 1932, at 11:00 A. M.— 
Stated Clerk. 



(Continued from inside front cover) 

3. Religious Education: W. M. McLeod, Chairman, (1934); Neill 
Mclnnis, (1934); C. G. Rose, (1934); S. H. Fulton, (1933); J. 
Talbot Johnson, (1933); W. L. Foley, (1932); L. L. McGoogan, 
(1932). 

4. Men's Work: H. G. Bedinger, Chairman, (1934); W. A. West, 
(1933); W. L. Foley, (1932). 

5. Women's Work: J. B. Black, Chairman, (1934); C. A. Law- 
rence, (1933); W. J. Huneycutt, (1932). 

II. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. ASSEMBLY'S WORK: C. S. Matthews, Chairman, (1934); F. 
M. Bain, (1933), Foreign Missions; D. M. Clark, (1932), As- 
sembly's Home Missions; D. L. Jones, (1934), Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief; M. D. Newton, (1933), Bible Cause; 
J. M. Lemmon, (1932), General Assembly's minutes. 

2. SYNOD'S WORK: A. D. Carswell, Chairman, (1934); L. Smith, 
(1933), Synod's Home Missions; Neill Mclnni^, (1932), Educa- 
tional Institutions; W. S. Golden, (1932), Orphans' Home; 
J. C. B. McLaughlin, (1933), Minutes of Synod. 

3. PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

(1) Programs: The Moderator, Pastor of Host Church, Stated 
Clerk, and the chairman of the five Executive Committees 
constitute this committee. 

(2) State of Religion: E. L. Siler, Chairman, (1934); W. E. 
Snipes, (1933); A. T. Lassiter, (1932). 

(3) Business: C. M. Gibbs, Chairman, (1934); C. J. McCallum, 
(1933), Auditing; Eugene Alexander, (1932), Sessional 
Records. 

(4) Trustees of Presbytery: C. G. Rose, (1934), Chairman; 
A. R. McEachem, (1934); Charles Rankin, (1934). 

(5) Historical Committee: E. L. Siler, (1934), Chairman; A. 
R. McQueen, (1934); R. A. McLeod, (1934); G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, (1934). 

(6) Educational Institutions: S. H. Fulton, (1934), Chairman; 
W M. Fairley, (1933); A. R. McQueen, (1932); Edgar 
Hall, (1932). 

(7) Printed Minutes: E. B. Carr, (1932), Chairman; Dixon 
McDonald, (1933); G. E. Moorehouse, (1934). 

(8) Leave of Absence: W. E. Snipes, (1932), Chairman; W. J. 
Huneycutt, (1933); L. Smith, (1934). 

(9) Nominations: (To serve during the term of the Modera- 
tor) D. L. Jones, Chairman, C. M. Gibbs and J. F. Menius. 

IIL SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. On Question of Incorporating the Presbytery: Eugene Alex- 
ander, Chairman, C. G. Rose, A. R. McEachem and Charles 
Rankin. 

IV. EXAMINATION COMMITTEES 

1. Theology: E. L. Siler, A. R. McQueen and W. M. Fairley. 

2. Church History: R. A. McLeod, F. M. Bain, W. L. Foley. 

3. Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, and D. L. Jones. 



4. English Bible: J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna and E. B. Carr. 

5. Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Barber, 
and J. F. Menius. 

6. Natural Science: C. G. Vardell, R. A. McLeod, and H. G. 
Bedinger. 

7. Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmdn and J. C. B. Mc- 
Laughlin. 

V. PRESBYTERIAL SERMON 

Next Stated Meeting: Rev. H. W. Keolling. Subject: To be selected 
by Mr. Keolling. 



The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1932, as approved by Pres- 
bytery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds are 
to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of the 
total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions ^ 31.8 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
Assembly's Home Missions 16.8 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Edu. & Min. Rel 7.1 Mr. John Stites, 5th and Market 

Sts., Louisville, Ky. 
Religious Education 2.1 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School .9 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause .6 Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 
Synod's Home Missions 10.0 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Schools and Colleges 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Seminary 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, 

Va. 
Orphans* Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 
Presbytery's H. Missions 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C. 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS ORDERED BY SYNOD 

1. For the Orphans' Home at Barium Springs, a special offer- 
ing during the Thanksgiving season. This is to be over and above 
the regular budget askings for the Orphans* Home. To be so 
marked and sent at once to Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Treasurer, Barium 
Springs. 

2. For William Black Home for Religious Workers, a special 
offering the last Sabbath in May or some other convenient time by 
the Churches to be sent to Mr. W. H. Belk, Treasurer, Charlotte. 



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CALLED MEETINGS AT FAYETTEVILLE 

AND RAEFORD 

ADJOURNED MEETING AT FAYETTEVILLE 
AND 

TWO-HUNDRED AND THIRTY-EIGHTH 

STATED MEETING AT FLORA MACDONALD 

COLLEGE 



Spring, 1 932 



Next Stated Meeting at Vass Church, October 4, 1932 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator — Ruling Elder, L. M. Blue Giibson 

Stated Clerk — Rev. C. M. Gibbs _ Erwin 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. W. J. Huneyeutt Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin Laurel Hill 

Treasurer — Rev. L. Ac McLaurin Rowland 

TRUSTEES 
1. DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall 1932— W. A. West. 

Exit Fall 1£<33— K. A. McDoniald. 

Exit Fall 1934 — W. M. Fairley. 

Exit Fall 1935— A. R. McQueen. 

II. ELISE ACADEMY 

Exit Fall 1932 — Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Charles Rankin and 
Mrs. J. H. Suttenfield. 

Exit Fall 1933 — D. D. McCrimmon, J. R. McQiueen and M. C. 
McDonald. 

Exit Fall 1934— W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron and C. D. Hutaff. 

Exit Fall 1935 — R. G. Matheson, J. Talbot J.ohnson and A. D. Mc- 
Lauchlin. 

Trustee at Large — John Kennedy. 

III. FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 

Exit Spring: 1933 — W. M. McLeod, Edwin Morgan, A. W. Mc- 
Lean and John M. Brown. 

Exit Spring 1934 — E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest 
Graham and W. T. Covington. 

Exit Spring 1935 — McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, A .R. 
MciQueen and Jesse Gihs'on. 

Trustees at Lairge — S. B. McLean and Col. John iGribble. 
IV. DONALDSON ACADEMY 

C. G. Rose, Claude Rankin, Hector MeKeithan, Charles Rankin, 
Dr. D. G. MeKeithan, Frank J. Stedman, A. R. McQueen, 
L. A. McLaurin, H. M. Pinkston. Edgar Hall and W. M. 
Fairley. 

V. SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY 

Exit iSpring 1933 — J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue. 

Exit Spring 1934 — George Patterson. 

Exit Spring 1935 — S. J. Cameron and Neill A McFayden. 
COMMITTEES OF PRESBYTERY 
Note. — The terms af office of all committee members expire 

at the Stated Fall meetinsc of the Presbytery of the year indica- 
ted in the parenthesis following the name. 

I. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Presbytery's Home Missiom: A. R McQueen, Chairman, 
(1934); C. M. Gibbs, (1934); 0. L. Johnson, (1934); L. A. 
McLaurin, (1933); G. F. Kirkpatrick, (1933); Ernest Gra- 
ham. (1933) ; R. G. Matheson, (1932) ; G. W Hanna, (1932) ; 
E. H. Williamson, (1932). 

2. Stewardship: J. F. Menius, Chairman, (1932); H. W. Koel- 
ling, (1933); E. L. Barber, (1934). 

(Continued on inside back cover.) 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVU^LE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, December 15, 1931. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p. m., and was call- 
ed to order by Rev. G. W. Hanna, the last Moderator 
present and oipened with prayer by Mr. Hanna. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: ,L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, R. A. Mc- 
Leod, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, 
F. M. Bain, G W. Hanna. W. J. Huneycutt, W. M. Mc- 
Leod, D. M. Clark, C. S. Matthews, E. L. Barber and 
J. C. B. MoLaughlin — 14. 

Ruling Elders: A. E. Rankin, First Church, Fay- 
etteville; Edwin Morgan, Lakeside — 2. 

The following call for this meeting was read and 
found in order: 

Carthag-e, N. C, December 5, 1931. 
The constitutional requirements having- been met, I hereby 
call a special meeting- of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Decem- 
ber 15, 1931, at 2:00 p. m., to transact the following busmess if 
the way be clear: 

1. To act on report from Committee on Christian Education. 

2. To consider petition from the Lakeside Church asking to 
be consolidated with the Church in the Pines. 

3. To transact any business growing out of either of above 
items. 

(Signed) W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator. 

The following recommendation fr'om the chairman 
of the Committee on Christian Education was adopt- 
ed: 

That Presbytery approve the applications of candidates John 
Murphy Smith and Walton G. Sugg, Jr., for loans of $100 each 
from the General Assembly's Committee on Christian Bd^ucation 
and Ministerial Relief 

D. L. JONEiS, Chairman. 

A petition frtom the congregation of the Lakeside 
Church was presented asking the Presbytery to con- 
solidate the Lakeside Church with the Church in the 



264 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Pines. Evidence was presented showing that the 
Church in the Pines concurred in the desire for a con- 
sjolidation of the two churches. After due considera- 
tion, the request was granted and the two churches 
were consolidated under the name Church in the 
Pines. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery 
adiiourned with prayer by Rev. C. S. Matthews. 

G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 
Attest, R. A. McjLEOD, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Raeford, N. C, Feb. 10, 1932. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in special session in the 
Raeford Presbyterian Church at 3:00 p. m., and was 
called to order by the Moderator, Rev. W. S. Golden 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. B. Black. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Masters: W. S. Golden, A. D. Carswell, R. G. 
Matheson, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, A. W. Dick, D. M. 
Clark, E. L. Siler, W. M. McLeod, W. J. Huneycutt, 
Neill Mclnnis, W. E. Snipes, W. L. Foley, S. H. Fulton, 
C. M, Gibbs, G. F. Kirk^patrick, L. A. McLaurin, J. F. 
Menius, J. C. B. McLaughlin, C. A. Lawrence, G. W. 
Hanna, F. M. Bain, H. W. Koelling, and H. G. Be- 
dinger — 25. 

Ruling Elders: R. McNair, Maxton; R. C. Byrd, 
Bunnlevel; L. Z. Collier, Westminster; W. L. Barrett, 
Comfort; D. J. Bulla, Bluff; J. M. McCaskill, Jackson 
Springs; M. C. McDonald, West End; D. S. Poole, Rae- 
ford; S. W. Br'own, Four Oaks; H. A. Black, Dunn; 
E. H. Williamison, First Church Fayetteville J. A. 
McLeod, Eureka; L. L. MIcGoogan, St. Pauls; J. M. 
Brown, Philadelphus ;, J. F. Lynch, Erwin; E. L. Mc- 
Neill, Vass; G. O. McBroom, Red Springs; E. H. Lasi- 
ter. Raven Rock — 18. 

The following call fbr this meeting was read and 
found in order: 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 265 



Richmoiwi, Va., Jan. 25, 1932. 
The constitutional xequirements having been met, I hereby 
call a meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery in Raeford Presbyteri- 
an Church Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 3:00 p. m., to transact the 
following business: 

1. To elect a Stated Clerk to serve until the Spring meeting, 
and to transact any other business growing out of the above. 

2. To receive Rev. A, W. Dick and arrange for his installa- 
tion as pastor ^of the Fayetteville First Church, if the way be 
clear. 

3. To consider an application from Candidate D. D. Mc- 
Bryde for a loan from the Committee 'on Christian Education 
and Ministerial Relief. 

(Signed) W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator. 

Dr. H. W. McLaughl'in of Lexing-ton Presbytery and 
Rev. A. W. Dick of the Presbytery of Southwest Geor- 
gia were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. 

Rev. A. W. Dick presented a letter of dismissal from, 
the Presbytery of Southwest Georgia to this Presby- 
tery. After a satisfactory examination, he was receiv- 
ed and enrolled as a member of this Presbytery after 
signing the ^obligations required of ilts ministers; 

A call was received from the Fayetteville First 
Church for the pastoral services of Rev. A. W. Dick 
at a salary of $3,300.00 per year in regular monthly 
installments and free use of the manse, was found in 
order, and placed in Mr. Dick's hands. Mr. Dick sig- 
nified his acceptance of the call and the following com- 
mission was appointed to install Mr. Dick as ipastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on 
February 21, 1932, at 11:00 a. m., or at another date 
to be set by the commission : Rev. S. H. Fulton to pre- 
side, preach the sermon and propound the constitu- 
tional questions; Hon. A. W. McLean, Ruling Elder, 
to charge the pastor; Rev. W. M. McLeod to charge 
the congregation; Rev. E. L. Barber and Ruling Elder 
J. M. Wilson to complete the commission. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs was elected Stated Clerk of Pres- 
bytery and Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk, 
these to serve until the next s^ajted meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

It was ordered that the salary of the late Rev. R. A. 
McLeod as Stated Clerk be continued to date and that 



266 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRES>BYTERY 

this amount be paid by the Treasurer of Presbytery 
to Mrs. R. A. McLeod. 

The following report was adopted: 

Your Chairman of Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief recommends: 

That Presbytery approve the application of Candidate D. D. 
McBryde for a loan of $80.00 from the Assembly's Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 
The minutes of today's session were read and ap- 
proved. Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

W. S. GQLDEN, Moderator. 
Attest, C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVII.LE 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, February 25, 1932. 
Pursuant to adjournment, Fayetteville Presbytery 
met in adjourned session at the call of the Chairman 
of the Presbytery's Committee on Stewardship and 
former Moderator, Rev. J. F. Menius, in the First Pres- 
byterian Church and was led in devotional services by 
Rev. J. B. Black. 

The following were present and enrolled: 
Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLau- 
rin, D. L. Jones, J. F. Menius, C. M, Gibbs, R. G. Ma- 
theson, J. B. Black. T. C. Croker, F. M. Bain, Neill Mc- 
Innis, W. M. Fairley, W. M. McLeod, D. M. Clark, 
H. W. Koelling, C. S. Matthews, C. A. Lawrence, E. Ji. 
Barber, W. E. Snipes, J. C. B. McLaughlin and A. W. 
Dick— 21. 

Ruling Elders: D. J. Bulla, Bluff;, L. Calhoun, 
Ghurch in the Pines; G. W. Davis, Comfort; H. A. 
Black, Dunn; A. S. Cromartie, Fayetteville First 
Church; M. R. Ray, Galatia; J. F. Patterson, Jackson 
Springs; J M. Shaw, Lillington; Dr. Thomas Stamps, 
Lumber Bridge; N. J. McRimmon, Midway; J. M^ 
Brown, Philadelphus ; J. H. Campbell, Raeford; G. O'. 
McBroom, Red Springs; L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls; 
and E. L. McNeill, Vass — 15. 



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In addition to the above official members of the 
Presbytery, there were several visitors irom various 
churches. 

This being the day set apart by the Presbytery for 
prayer, the attention of the Presbytery was directed to 
a period of study and prayer. The following subjects 
were discussed under the direction of the Stewardship 
Committee, the chairman. Rev. J. F. Menius, presid- 
ing: ''Stewardship of the Mysteries of God," by Rev- J. 
B. Black; ''Planning for Every Member to have a part 
in Raising the Budget," by Rev. J. F. Menius; "The 
Lord's Portion," by Rev. E. L. Barber; "Stewardship 
from the Standpoint of the Elder," by \Hon. Charles 
Rankin; "Laying up Our Treasures," by Rev. H. W. 
Koelling. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :45 p. m. 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :45 p. m., and was led in 
prayer, the last Moderator present, Rev. W. M. Mc- 
Leod, presiding. 

A communication from Hon. Charles G. Rose con- 
cerning what has been known as the "Donaldison 
Fund" was received. It was lordered that the name 
of the organization charged with the care of this fund 
be changed in the Minutes of Presbytery to the "Trus- 
tees of the Donaldson Academy," to conform to the 
charter under which this organization operates. It 
was also ordered that thi^ communication be filed. 

Siace the Spring meeting of Presbytery is to be on 
April 12th, Presbytery directed that all reports from 
the churches be in the hands of the Stated Clerk not 
later than April 5th. 

Presbytery expressed its deep appreciation to the 
First Church, Fayetteville, N. C, for its generous hos- 
pitality, entertainment and provision for the Presiby- 
tery for the day. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in stated 
session at Flora Macdonald College on April 12, 1932, 
at 11:00 a. m. 

(Signed) W. M. McLEOD, Moderator. 
Attest, C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



268 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



TWO HUNDEED AND THIRTY EIGHTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEBILLE PRESBYTERY 



Red Springs, N. C, April 12, 1932. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its twfo hundred and 
thirty-eighth stated session in the auditorium of Flora 
Macdonald College at 11 : 00 a. m., in joint session with 
the Presbyteries of Wilmington and Orange. 

Rev. S. G. Harness, the Moderator of Wilmington 
Presbytery, preached the opening sermon on the text, 
Titus 3:1. At the conclusion of the sermon, the Pres- 
byterial Communion was observed. Rev. W. S. Gol- 
den, Moderator of Fayetteville Presbytery, and Rev. 
M. S. Huske of Orange Presbytery, presiding. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 

First Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m., and was led 
iti prayer by Rev. G. W. Hanna. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, €. G. Vardell', L. Smith, 
A, R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, A. T. Lissiter, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, G. E. Mobrehouse, E. L. Siler, D. L. Jonesi, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. 
Matheson, E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, G. W. 
Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. L. Foley, W. J. Huneycutt, 
Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. M. MicLeod, Dixon 
McDonald, J. M. Lemmon, D. M. Clark, H. W. Koel- 
ling, C. S. Matthews, W. S. Golden, C. A. Lawrence, 
M. D. Newton, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. 
Snipes, S. H. Fulton, J. C. B. McLaughlin, H. G. Be- 
dinger, R. W. Culbertson, A. W. Dick, and B. F. Be- 
dinger^ — 41. 

Ruling Elders: J. H. Humphrey, Antioch; J. A. 
McCormick, Ashpole; Preston Woodall, Benson; T. N. 
Holmes, Barbecue; E. C. Matheson, Bensalem; Ryan 
McBryde, Bethel; J. W. Graham, Bethesda; D. A. 
Huffines, Cameron Hill ; A. H. White, Centre ; L. Cal- 
houn, Church in the Pines; D. M. Fairley, Church of 
the Covenant: D. A. Blue, Culdee; John Monroe, Cyp- 
press; H. A. Black, Dunn; W. N. McDuffie, Elise, John 



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W. Monroe, Eagle Springs; Leander Lee, Ephesus; Z. 
V. Blue, Eureka; E. H. Williamson, Fayetteville First 
Church; J. D. Shaw, Flat Branch; D. A. Gillis, Gala- 
tia; L. M. Blue, Gibson; H. B. Sessoms, Highland; T. 
S. Guyard, lona ; J. F. Patterson, Jackson Springs ; A. 
H. McDonald, Laurel Hill; A. C. McCormick, Laurin- 
burg; O. L. Johnson, Lillington; F. B. Dunn, Lumber 
Bridge ; A. T. McLean, Lumberton ; J. B. Cameron, 
Manly; J. B. McCallum, Maxton; J. A. McArthur, Mc. 
Pherson; Alton Thompson, Midway; N. A. McKay, 
Montpelier; Neill Rosser, Mt. Pisgah; D. E. Smith, 
Mt. Tabor: D. S. Currie, Parkton; Hugh Monroe, Pem- 
broke; J. M. Brown, Philadelphusi; W. T. Covington, 
Raeford, B. F. McMillan, Red Springs; D. C. S. Shaw, 
Rex; D. E. Graham, Rockbranch; D. M. Stewart, 
Smyrna; A. L. Monroe, Spies; A. R. McEachem, St. 
Pauls; W. D. Smith, Vass; D. A. Patterson, West End. 
—49. 

Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin was elected Temporary 
Clerk. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed 
by the Moderator: 

1. Bills and Overtures — Rev. W. M. McLeod, Rev. C. S. Mat- 
thews, and A. R. McEachern. 

2. Calls and Supplies — Rev. G. W. Hanna, Rev. L, Smith, and 
Ryan McBryde. 

3. Resolutions — Rev. E. L. Barber. 

4. Sessional Records — Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman; 
Rev. Messrs. A. W. Dick, J C. B. McLaughlin, A. D. Carswell, 
I. N. Clegg, M. D. Newton, D. M. Clark, F. M Bain and H. W. 
Koelling- and Ruling Elders Messrs. A. T. McLean, W. T. Cov- 
ington, W. N. McDuffie, J. A. McArthur, J. H. Humphrey^ D. A. 
Gillis, and J. M. Brown. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies which 
report was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

At his request. Candidate Clyde Foushee was grant- 
ed a letter of dismission to Louisville Presbytery. 

A communication from Dr. J. D. .Leslie, Stated 
Clerk of the General Assembly, concerning the Pros- 
byterial tax and appropriations, was received as in- 
formation. 



270 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following 
report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBY- 
TERY FOR YEAR 1931-32 

I. Presbytery's Home Missions — Receipts: 

From Churches $2,340.37 

Woman's Auxiliaries _ 611.04 

Sunday Schools _ 37.74 

Youno' PeoDle's Societies _ 15.00 

Donations _ 252.00 

Total $3,256.15 

Balance from last year 344.60 

Loan from Permanent B. and L. Fund 70.00 

Loan from Presbytery's Tax 550.00 $4,220.75 

Dlisbur sements : 

Payment on Loan Misc B. and L $ 131.41 

Dixon McDonald _ 1,130.32 

W. J. Huneycutt 560.00 

C M. Gibbs 225.00 

D. L. Jones 90.00 

D. M. Clark 467.48 

J. F. Menius 236.22 

M. D. Newton 146.22 

Euaene Alexander __ 180.00 

W. E. Snipes 90,00 

E. B. Carr 100.00 

Miss Mary Janett McNeill 675.00 

L. A. McLaurin, salary, Treasurer 150.00 

Check returned, bank failure 3.50 

Total $4,185.15 

Balance on deposit 35.60 $4,220.75 

Due Miscellaneous B. and L, $1,668.09 

Due Permanent B. and L. 70.00 

Due Presbytery's Tax 550.00 

n. Permanent BlliWing and Loan — Receipts: 

Balance from last year $ 23.89 

From En\^in Church, interest 50.00 

From Jackson Springs, interest 20.00 93.89 

Dis1>ursements : 

Loan to Presbytery's Home Missions. _ _ $ 70,00 

Balance lon deposit 23.89 93.89 



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III. Miscellaneous Building and Loan — Receipts: 

Payment from Presbytery's Home Missions $131.41 

Disbursements: 

Deficit from last year $ 3.89 

Payment balance Kenly loan and interest- _ 127.52 

Total $ 131.41 131.41 



IV. Presbytery's Tax — ^Receipts 

Balance from last year $ 14'0i08 

From Churches . i$l,436.20 $1,576.28 

Dtisbursements: 

Printing Minutes $ 164.83 

State Clerk, salary 200.00 

Permanent Clerk 20^.00 

Stewardship Committee, printing 12 50 

Treasurer's expense, new book, printing. 

postage __ 17.32 

Synod's Assessment 113.79 

Program expense, fall meeting 15.00 

Blanks for Reports of Sessions 34.44 

Loan to Presbytery's Home Missions 550 00 

Total $1,127.88 

Balance on deposit 448.40 $1,576.28 



V. Religious Education — Special: 

Balance on deposit $ 229.91 

L. A. McLAURIN, Treasurer. 
We have examined the book, vouchers and annual report of 
the Treasurer and find them correct for the year. 

GEO K. McNeill, 

C. J. McCULLUM. 
C. D. SMITH, 

Auditing Committee 

The Special Committee on Incorporation of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery made the following^ report which was 
adopted : 

To Fayetteville Presbytery: 

Your committee heretofore appointed to I'Oiok into and con- 
sider the suggestion that Fayetteville Presbytery apply to the 
State of Norh Carolina for a Charter, duly incorporating the 
Presbytery under the law of the State, respectfully report: 



272 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



1. We have carefully considered the suggestion, and cannot 
at this time see any urgent reascn for ineorpo rating the Presby- 
tery. All transactions relating to the real estate belonging to 
the Presbytery can be, and has been, properly handled by the 
Trustees lof the Presbytery. 

2. We recommend that no action be taken looking to the in- 
corpioration of the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

The Permanent Committee on Assembly's work 
made the following reports which were adopted: 

REPORT OF PERMANENT COMMITTEE ON 
ASSEMBLY'S WORK 

1. REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

This has been one of the most successful year's work in our 
various fields, viewed from the spiritual standpoint. There were 
5,211 additions lon profession of faith, the largest ingathering 
since 1924. The total number of communicants is the largest 
ever repiorted in our work, 51,820. The Sunday School mem- 
bership lof 99,153 exceeds by 10,000 the highest figure previous- 
ly reported. There were 44,980 students in our various schools; 
more than in any other year since our work was begun. Patients 
treated in lOur hospitals numbered 2918,001, a figure exceeded 
only once before. 

The Gospel is being preached to large congregations in all our 
fields, and the demand for missionaries and teachers cannot b© 
met. Glorious as the fruits of missions have been, the outstand- 
ing fact is the vast proportions lof the unfinished task. Here is a 
work that is big enough and glorious enough to challenge the 
faith of the church. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That every minister call the attention 'of his congregation 
to the wonderful way in which God is blessing oiur work, and 
to the vast proportions of the "unfinished tasks. 

2. That churches, societies and individual assume, wherever 
practicable, definite parts .of the Foreign Mission work. That 
cur Sunday Schools and young people be asked to carry their 
part of the responsibility of the work. 

3. That every church in the Presbytery be requested to ob- 
serve the Week 'of Prayer and Self-denial for Foreign Missions, 
and that a school of missions be held wherever practicable. 

4. That we remember from our pulpits, the great work in 
O'Ur prayers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 273 



2. REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

Through the agency of Assembly's Executive Committee, of 
Home Missions the gospel was preached in 1002 communities, 
5,354 persons were added on profession, and 2,490 by letter. The 
Presbyteries receiving aid report 9 new churches and 47 new 
Sunday schools organized ,and 19 Mission churches brought to 
self-support. 

On April 1, 1931, appropriations were reduced an average of 
10 per cent. On October 1, a cash basis was inaugurated which 
necessitated another reduction of 10 per cent, and this applied 
also to the office workers. 

Through drastic economy, cuts in workers' salaries, and the 
use of some special undesignated funds, all obligations for the 
year were paid, and the bank indebtedness reduced $18,500. And 
all of this done in spite of the fact that the total receipts for 
the year were lonly $412,786, or $51,861 less than the previous 
year. 

In five years one-third of Assembly's Home Mission income 
has been wiped out, and no other agency of the Church is caring 
for the work which the Committee was ompelled to give up. 
Yet, never did the nation need the message and the ministry of 
Home Missions more than today. 

The following recommendations are offered : 

1. That Presbytery approve and enter into the Assembly- 
wide Evangelistic Campaign for 1933. 

2. That Presbytery's Home Mission Committee be urged to 
bear in mind this Evangelistic year, and seek by every method 
possible to awaken interest in the unsaved within our bounds. 

3. That October 12 — November 30 be designated as Home 
Mission Study Season, with every congregation using the offi- 
cial book, "The Red Man's Trail," and that November 13-20 be 
the Week lof Prayer and Self-deiiial for Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions in all of our churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. M. CLARK, Chairman. 

3. REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief submits the following report: 

That owing to financial conditions, the Assembly's Committee 
has decided that maximum loans to candidates for the ministry 
next year be $75.00 instead of $100.00 and that the maximum 
loans from the Student Loan Fund be $100.00 instead of $150.00 
and there is grave danger of further reductions in the meager 
amounts appropriated to aged ministers and widows. 

That Dr. Ben. R. Lacy commends our Candidates Jones, Poag 
and Sugg to the churches lof this Presbytery for summer work, 
and Candidate Frank S. Blue for a pastorate. 



274 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



RECOMMEND ATIIONS : 

1. That the application of Rev. H. M. Dixan for aid from the 
Ministerial Relief Funds be sanctioned. 

2. That the applications of the following- widows for aid from 
Ministerial Relief Funds be sanctioned: Mrs. Nettie Goodman, 
Mrs. Ada Henderlite, Mrs. Flora Mclver, Mrs. Flora McLaughlin, 
Mrs. Lucy McLeod, and Mrs. Cornelia Steele^ for $240.00 each. 

3. That the Presbytery overture the General Assembly to 
require of those who receive aid from the Student's Loan Fund 
that they have their notes endorsed by responsible parties. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

4. REPORT ON BIBLE CAUSE 

The Committee ^on Bible Cause made a verbal report which 
was received as information. 

The Committee on Synod's Minutes made the fol- 
lowing- report Which wasj adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SYNOD'S MINUTES 

The Committee on Synod's Minutes submits the following re- 
port: 

The attention 'of Presbytery is respectfully called to the fol- 
lowing advice of the Synod of North Carolina to be found in the 
Minutes of Synod, 1931, on the pages indicated: 

1. Recmmendation 8, page 387. 

2. Recommendation 7, page 395. 

3. Recommendatian 2, page 38^6. 

4. Resolution cioncerning scho^ols and colleges, page 407. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. c. B. Mclaughlin. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. A. W. Dick, 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Fayette- 
ville, N. C, reported this duty performed on February 
21, 1932, which report was approved. 

The Program Committee submitted a printed report 
which was adopted with the following recommenda- 
tions : 

1. That the printed program be adopted. 

2. That the Presbytery hear Mr. C. T, Carr in the interest 
of Sunday schools after the address Wednesday morning. 

3. That the Presbytery hear Prof. R. G. Matheson in the in- 
terest of Presbyterian Junior College at the third period Wed- 
nesday miorning. 

A communication was received from Wilmington 
Presbytery requesting Fayetteville Presbytery to con- 



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cur with Wilmington Presbytery in asking the Synod 
to reestablish the boundry line between the two Pres- 
byteries in Sampson County so as to include the whole 
of Sampson County in Wilmington Presbytery. This 
request was granted. 

The Historical Committee made report and a His- 
torical Sketch of Bethel Church was read. Presbytery 
expressed its appreciation to Rev. A. D. Carswell for 
the preparation of this sketch and asked that Presby- 
tery be furnished with two copies of the sketch, one 
for its own archives and one for the Historical Foun- 
dation, Montreat, N. C. 

Rev. W. M. McLeod reported his attendance upon 
the General Assembly which report was approved and 
he was commended for his diligence. 

Ruling Elder L. M. Blue was elected Moderator for 
the next term of moderatorship beginning at the close 
of this stated session. 

Rev. B. F. Bedinger of Central Mississippi Presby- 
tery v/as introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit 
as a visiting brother. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 p. m. 

First Day — Night Sesslion 

Presbytery assembled in joint session with Wilming- 
ton and Orange Presbyteries in the Auditorium of Flora 
Macdonald College, and, after devotional' exercises, 
engaged in a popular meeting in the interest of Chris- 
tian Education, Mr. J. S. Whie, Moderator of Orange 
Presbytery presiding. 

Rev. Eugene Alexander spoke in the interest of Ba- 
rium Springs Orphanage. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen, D. D., spoke on, "Christian 
Education." Following this address, Hon. A. W. Mc- 
Lean and Mr. Ernest Graham were heard in the inter- 
est of Flora Macdonald College. 

Presbytery adj'Ourned with prayer to meet tomor- 
row morning at 8:45 o'clock. 

Second Day ^ Morning Session 

Presbytery assembled at 8:45 a. m., and was led in 
devotional exercises by Rev. E. L. Barber. 



276 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
apiproved. 

Communications were received from the following 
churches asking for permission to change the terms 
of their calls for pastoral services: Bensalem, Ephe- 
sus, Jackson Springs, Church in the Pines, Highland, 
and Dunn. These communications were referred to 
the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Rev. B F. Bedinger, D. D., presented a letter of dis- 
mission from Central Mississippi Presbytery to this 
Presbytery. After the usual examination as provided 
by the Book of Church Order, he was received and en- 
rolled as a member of this Presbytery after signing the 
obligations required of its ministers. 

The Committee on the State of Religion held a popu- 
lar meeting on the subject of the "Family Altar," Dr. 
E. L. Siler, presiding, at which a number of addresses 
were heard. 

Presbytery took recess until 11:00 a. m. 

Presbytery assembled at 11:00 a. m.. in joint ses- 
sion with Orange and Wilmington Presbyteries, Rev. 
W. M.i McLeod, the last Moderator present of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery, presiding. 

After devotional exercises, a missionary address by 
Rev. H. Kerr Taylor of China was heard. 

Mr. C. T. Carr spoke in the interest of Religious Ed- 
ucation. 

Prof. R. G. Matheson, Acting President of the Pres- 
bytrian Junior College, was heard in the interest of 
the Junior College. 

A joint committee of the three Presbyteries on Reso- 
lutions presented the following report which was 
adopted by a rising vote : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Joint Committee of the three Presbyteries of Orange, Wil- 
mington and Fayetteville would submit the following- report: 

1. We wish to thank the authorities of Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege for extending the invitation for us to hold our joint meet- 
ings in the College at the same time. The fellowship has been 
fine. 

2. The hearty welcome given to us is highly appreciated^ and 
we have been made to feel at home. 

3. We wish to thank both the College and the people of the 



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town for their courtesy and hospitality. We are sure everything 
possible for our comfort has been done, for which we are deeply 
grateful 

WILLIAM H. SPRUNT, 

R. P. BENDER, Wilmington Presbytery 

S. M. RANKIN, 

C. P. WATROUS, Orange Presbytery. 

E. L. BARBER, Fayetteville Presbytery. 
Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 

Second Day — ) Afternoon Session 

Presbytery assembled at 2:00 p. m., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. L. Smith. 

Presbytery's Executive Committee on Stewardship 
submitted the following report which was adopted ; 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

Your Stewardship Committee makes the following* report: 

39 churches have subscribed $22,329.00 for benevolences. 

42 churches have subscribed $38,153.00 for current expenses. 

Many other churches report that the Every Member Canvass 
was made, but give no figures. Some churches explain that they 
are using the God's Acre plan and find it hard to estimate the 
amount of the pledges. 

The chairman of your committee pursuant to the special du- 
ties imposed upon him last fall has visited six churches for con- 
ferences with pastors amd officers. About fifteen churches were 
represented in these conferences. He has written about fifty let- 
ters, distributed some sixteen hundred "In Kind" pledge cards, 
and talked informally with a number of individuals ab,out the 
God's Acre and God's Laws of Production for his church. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. We would recommend that all pastors and officers see that 
the canvass is completed, that a report of the same is sent to the 
Chairman of the Stewardship Committee, that he may send this 
to the Assembly's Committee. 

2. We recommend that Presbytery look toward the securing 
of a Central treasurer in order that Benevolent gifts may be di- 
vided according to the proper percentages, and also to encour- 
age more regular giving. 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

Presbytery's Home Mission Committee submitted 
its report. Pending the adoption of the report, Dr. E. 
E. Gillespie of Orange Presbytery was introduced to 
Presbytery and given the privilege of the floor. Dr. 
Gillespie spoke briefly of the Home Mission Work. The 
report as adopted is as follows : 



278 MINUTES FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 
FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING MARCH 31, 1932 

There are ten groiups lof churches in the Home Mission field 
of the Preshytery at present as follows: Plat Branch, Church 
of the Covenant group, Rev. Eugene Alexander, pastor; Barbe- 
cue, Mt. Pisgah, Rev. E. B. Carr; Sardis, Westminster, Rev. D. 
M. Cooke; ;Erwin, Four Oaks, Rev. C. M. Gibbs; South Fayette- 
ville, S'unnyside, Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt; Big Rockfish, Hope Mills, 
Rev. D. L. Jones; Providence, iSpence, Rev. Dixon McDonald; 
Lilliington, Cape Fear, Rev. J. F. Menius; Bensalem, Elise, Rev. 
M. D. Newton; Bluff, Benson, Rev. W. E. Snipes. 

On these fields are 38 churches regularly served, and 3 mis- 
sion points. One on Bluff-Benson field, and 2 on the Providence- 
Spence field. Repairs were made on the manses at Bluff and Hope 
Mills, and the Spence church has been repaired and painted. 

The reports in hand show that the workers are doing faithful 
work in the maintenance of services and Sabhath Schoiols. 

There were 57 additions to the church on profession of faith, 
and 34 by letter. 

The attention of the Presbytery is called to the meagre finan- 
cial support being given the men on these fields, and it is earn- 
estly hoped that the stronger churches will help bear the infirmi- 
ties of the weak. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the sum of $100 be loaned the Manly Church for the 
erection of Sunday School rooms as soon as this sum is received 
on the loans now outstanding. 

2. Rock Branch and Cameron Hill Churches be permit- 
ted to secure the services of a ministerial student for the sum- 
mer, on terms agreeable to the churches and the worker. 

3. That the Synod be asked to make the same appropriations 
as last year, less the cut being made in all worker's salaries for 
this year. 

4. That Rev. G. W. Hanna be asked to investigate the title 
to the Shannon Church property, and rep'ort to the next meeting 
of Presbytery. 

5. That it is the understanding of the Presbytery that all ap- 
propriations to the Home Mission fields are based on the receipts 
for this cause, and will be paid as these funds are received, the 
Presbytery not being responsible for anything beyond these re- 
ceipts. 

6. That Rev. Neill Mclnnis be permitted to serve the Parkton 
Church till the next Spring meeting of Presbytery on terms agree- 
able to himself and the church. 

7. That Rev. W. S. Golden be permitted to serve Priest Hill 
for one year on terms agreeable to himself and the church. 

8. That Rev. A. R. McQueen be permitted to serve the Grove 
Church for one year from date on terms agreeable to himself 
and the church. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 279 



9. That Rev. G. W. Hanna be permitted to< serve Centre 
Chjurch for 1 year, $600 for 3 night services per month and 1 
morning service per month, also a morning service each 5th Sun- 
day. 

10. That $100 be appropriated to Rev. E. B. Carr's field for 
1 yea/. 

11. That Rev. L. A. McLaurin be permitted to serve the 
church at Fairmont for 1 year from date on terms satisfactory 
to himself and the church. 

12. That the' Stewardship Committee send representatives to 
the Home Mission fields and urge these congregations to contri- 
bute more largely to the support of their pastors, especially 
stressing the ingathering plan. 

13. That Rev. F. M. Bain be permitted to serve the churches 
at Lumber Bridge and Rex. for one year from date on terms 
satisfactory to himself and the churches. 

Respectfully submitted; 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

Presbytery's Committee on Men's Work made report. 
Pending adoption of the report, Rev. S. H. Fulton was 
heard in the interest of the Men's Work. The report as 
adopted is as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MEN'S WORK 

The Committee on Mens' Work respectfully reports to the 
Presbytery of Fayetteville as follows: 

There has been encouraging progress made in Men's Work 
during the past year. There are now 9 organizations of the Men- 
of-the-Church, one brotherhood and many men's Bible, classes. 
New organizations have been set up at Vass. Hemp and Aber- 
deen. 

A splendid meeting of the Men of the Presbytery was held at 
Flora Macdonald College where Men's Work and other depart- 
ments of the church work, especially Evangelism, were present- 
ed in a very interesting and effective manner. Your commit- 
tee plans to hold a similar conference in November. 

As a special objective the Synod of North Carolina adopted 
a program of Evangelism for the present year by which an 
evangelistic effort should be had in every church in the Synod. 
The Men's Work department was e^ecially charged with the 
duty of encouraging this effort. Reports have come to your 
committee from twelve churches in which the plan was. carried 
O'Ut. One with an active Men-of-the-Church organization re- 
ports that no meeting was held during the year but a committee 
composed of eight men has pressed the work of Evangelism dur- 
ing the year with great success. 

The most encouraging feature of Men's Work in Fayetteville 
Presbytery in the past year has been the successful demonstra- 
tion of the value of this plan in a number of churches where it 



280 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



is being- successfully carried out.. The Cburch of Laurinburg of 
which Rev. S. Hewitt Fulton is the pastor is a note-worthy epc- 
ample, and Mr. Fulton has been requested to make a short talk 
about the Work of the Men in his church. 
RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Assembly plan of Men's Work be commended to the 
pastors and laymen of the churches of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

2. .That the plan of the committee on Men's Work for a con- 
ference similar to the one held this year be approved. 

3. That all churches which have not had some type of special 
Evangslistic effort since meeting of Syinod be urged to cooper- 
ate with the Synod's program of Evangelism. 

4. That pending action on this report Rev. S. Hewitt Fulton 
be heard. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY G. BEDINGGER, Chairman. 

The Committee on Woman's Work made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S WORK 

Your Committee on Women's Work subniits the fol- 
lowing report which was ado'pted : 

There are 76 Auxiliaries in thig Presbyteriail with a member- 
ship of 3,597 which is a decrease of 200 froTn last year. There 
h?.s also been a slight decrease in prayer bands and family altars, 
but a decided increase in the Mission Study Classes both Home 
and' Foreign, as well as in the number of tithers. 

Contributions were as follows: 

Foreign Missions $3,331 

Birthday gifts, African Mission Schools 773 

Assembly Home Missions __ 1,802 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 757 

Religious Education and Publication 290 

As-embly Training School 70 

Bible Causes _ 76 

Synod's Home Missions 955 

Orphans Home __ 1,942 

Educational Institutions __ 1,237 

Presbytery's Home Missioins 1,073 

Auxiliary Special Benevolences 1,284 

Total Benevolences __ $13,599 

Local Church Work $5,909 

Miscellaneous Contributions __ 2,460 

Grand Total of all Contributions $21,£i68 

The amount raised per capita was $6.. Total decrease com- 
pared with last year $3,966. Whereas, there has been a decrease 
of 15 per cent in gifts to all causes there has been an increase 



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of 5 per cent to Benevolences made by 25 per cent, of the Aux- 
iliaries. While the report shows a decrease in contributions we 
are glad to note a deepening of the spiritual life among the wom- 
en of the church. 

We recommend that the Auxiliaries be commended' for their 
loyalty and faithfulness, and that the Presbytery send greetings 
to the Presbyterial which meets in Red Springs, April 21. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES B, BLACK, Chairman. 

The Committee on Religious Education submitted 
the following report which was adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

The Committee on Religious Education announces that a Train- 
ing School conducted by Mr. C. T. Carr and the Young People's 
Conference will be held at Flora Macdonald College, June 20-25, 
1932. Dr. Frank Morgan will be the Bible Teacher. Six dollars 
will be the charge for board and registration. 

1. Sunday School Work: 

Of the 92 churches in the Presbytery, 86 reported Sunday 
Schools. There were added to the church on confession from the 
Sunday Schools 302. 42 churches reported no additions from the 
Sunday School. The total gifts to denominational benevolences 
was $4,335. There were 15 reporting workers or teachers con- 
ferences held. Total Sunday School enrollment was 9,623. 

One Sunday School gave a total of $670 to the Orphan's Home. 
durimg the year and we would commend the Rock Branch Church 
for its liberality and urge others to lay greater stress on Orph- 
anage Sunday in each month. 

There are two passages from the Scripture that we would call 
to the special attention /of the teachers and the pupils: 1st, 2 Tim. 
2:15, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman 
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of 
truth." 2nd, 1 Tim. 4:16, "Take heed unto thyself, and unto thy 
doctrine (Teaching) ; continue in them; for in doing this thou 
shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee." 

2. Young People's Work: 
Churches reporting — 45. 

44 Senior organizations — membership 1274 

9 Intermediate organizations — membership 230 

18 Junior 'organiations — Membership 398 

Total membership lorganizations 1902 

Total contribution to benevolences ■ $573 

Total contributions toward local church work 651 

Total miscellaineous contributions 206 

Total all contributions 1430 

Total organizations affiliated with Young People of 
church __ __ __ __ 33 



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Total organizations affiliated with C. E, 13 

Total organizations affiliated both with Young People 

of Church and Christian Endeavor 8 

Total organizations aft'iliated in neither 3 

Total organizations promoting Preshyterian Progressive 

Program _ _ 45 

Total supported financial obligations of Assembly __34 

Synod 32 

Presbytery _ 26 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That all Young People's Organizations be urged to adopt 
"Kingdom Highways" as their program, stressing our own 
Church's Progressive Priogram. 

2. That the attention of the leaders of our Young People's 
Work be called to the growing number of Organizations that are 
affiliated with the Young People of the Church and that they be 
urged to study this plan. 

3. That the Young People's Organizations be urged to sup- 
port the financial obligations assigned to the Yorung People by 
the Assembly^ Synod, and Presbytery; attention being called to 
the fact that the Young People's Organizations appear to be 
slighting their own Presbytery's work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. McLEOD, Chairman. 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The Committee on Sessional Records submitted the 
following report which was adopted: 

The Sessional Records of the following churches were approv- 
ed without exception: Rowland, Midway, Lillington, Hebron, Flat 
Branch, Church of the Covenant, Eo^ir Oaks, Eureka, Manly, 
Fsyetteville First, Antiioch, JSunnyside, Red Springs, Gibson 
Grcve, Rex. Bluff, Smyrna., Cypress, Buie's Creek, Laurinburg, 
Cameron, Cameron Hill, Bethesda, Raeford, Comfort, Cape Fear 
—28 

The Sessional Records of the following churches were approv- 
ed with the 'exceptions noted. 

1. Report to Presbytery not ordered read to the congrega- 
tion: Barbecue, Galatia, Erwin, Sherwood, Bunnlevel, Westmin- 
ster, Sardis, Palestine, Pinehurst, Spies, Lumberton, Ephesus, 
Wildwood, Spence, Providence, Hope Mills, McPherson High- 
land, McMillan. 

2 Meeting :of Session not held each quarter: Godwin, Dunn, 
Eagle Springs, Ashpole, Rock Branch, Montpelier, West End, 
Raven Rock, South Fayetteville, Carthage, Jacksoin Springs, Cul- 
dee, Philadelphus, Pembroke, lona, Campbellton Laurel Hill, 
Bethel, Mt. Pisgah, Hope Mills. 

3. Treasurer's B'ook not examined: Church in the Pines. 



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4. No representaitive to Synod or ^one meeting- ,of Presbytery 
appointed: Barbecue, Slherwood, Benson, Raven Rock, South 
Fayetteville, Spies, Bensalem, Laurel Hill, Philippi, Ephesus, Mt. 
Pisgah, Centre, Vass. 

5. No report of representative to Synod or Presbytery: Leaf- 
let, Philippi, Maxton, Centre, ETise ,M.ontpelier, West End, Lum- 
ber Bridge, ,Bainnlevel, Fairmont, Galatia, St. Pauls, Bethel. 

6. Meeting of Session not operied or not closed with prayer: 
Elise, South Fayetteville, Mt. Tabor. 

7. Statistical report not reco^rded: Sandj^ Grove, Union, St. 
Pauls. 

8. Place of meeting not stated: Barbecue, Galatia, Ashpole, 
Montpelier. 

9. Reports to Presbytery incomplete: South Fayetteville, 
Spies, Campellton. 

10 Rep'>rts to Presbytery pasted in Sessional Records: South 
Fayetteville. Carthage, Campbell ton 

11. Sessional Records not brought to Presbytery last year: 
Fairmomt, Mt. Pisgah, South Fayetteville, Campbellton. 

12. Those present at meeting of Sessian not recorded: Eagle 
Springs, McPherson. 

13 Name of church not on outside of Book, Lumber Bn'do-e 

14. No order for meeting of Congregation held: Sherwood. 

15. No record of how member was received: McMillan. 

16. Minutes niot recorded in chronoilogical order: Spies. 

17. Book in bad condition, need new one: Phialdelphus. 

18. Minutes poorly kept: Parkton. 

19. Minutes not approved by Session: Barbecue, Leaflet, 
Phijinpi. South Payettevlille, Dundarrach, Campbelltom. 

Respectfully submitted. 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

The following memorial of the late Rev. R. A. Mc- 
Leod was read by Dr. E. L. Siler and adopted by a ris- 
ing vote. Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. L. Smith 
in behalf of the family of Mr. McLeod. 

REV. RANDALL ALEXANDER McLEOD 

Brother McLeod was barn, of pure Scotch ancestry, near Jack- 
son Springs, N. C, October 2nd, 1879, and died, at Maxton, N. 
C. January 5, 1932. He was, therefore, in his 53rd year, and 
gave promise of many more years of usefulness in his Master's 
service; but He whom he loved and served had' other plans for 
him and called him almost without warning, to a higher service. 

A quotation from his last Will and Testament, written De- 
cember 23, 1931, less than two weeks before his death — gives 
evidence of the strong, simple faith in his Saviour which charac- 
terized his whole life and which kept him steadfast to his purpose 
of making his life count the most possible in the service of his 
Lord. The quotation fiollows: 



284 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



"First — when a boy of sixteen years of age, I committed the 
welfare of my soul to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have 
never found any reason to regret that act, and I still trust Him 
for all things needful in this life and the life to come. My soful 
and its eternal destiny are in His loving care. My highest desire 
for my loved o^nes is that they, by His grace shall hold fast to 
Him." 

No wonder that a man with such faith could not give himself 
unreservedly to the ministry of the Gospel, that he could answer 
the call of his country^ and of his Lord, to enlist as a chaplain 
in the army, and minister to the souls of the soldier boys at Camp 
Lee. 

Kis preparation for his life work was made, first, at Raeford 
Institute, under Prof. John A. McLeod, a noted educator of those 
days. Then he took the full college course at Davidson, graduating 
in 1909. This wais followed by three years at Union Seminary, 
from which he graduated in 1912. For one year he worked for 
Elise High school, raising funds for the administration building. 

In April, 1913, he accepted calls tO' Galatia, Church of the 
Covenant (at Manchester) and Long Street, He served these 
churches until July 11, 1918, when he was appointed Chaplain 
by the U. S. Government, and served faithfully at Camp Lee 
until April 14, 1£U9. When honorably discharged from his coun- 
try's service, he returned to the work of the pastorate, giving 
^^ of his time to Galatia church, until December, 1926. In the 
meantime he was happily married to Miss Lucy Worth Currie, a 
member of his congregation, who' henceforth shared his lot and 
service with him. 

On December 1st, 1916, he resigned the work at Galatia and 
became Bible instructor and pastor of the local' church at Elise 
high school. While there he also served as pastor of Bensalem, 
and Spies Churches. During these two and a half years he wais alsio 
business mansger and superintendent of Elise School. No doubt 
his experience was fitting him for the splendid service he furnish- 
ed Presbyterian Junior College, when in June, 192^. he became 
its acting president, and later was made permanent president. His 
great executive ability and (untiring efforts were shown in the 
pioneer work he did during this summer in the assembling of 
his Faculty, securing students for the first year, and, with the 
splendid assistance of Dean Matheson, in mapping out the courses 
of .study and fixing the curriculum. 

During the two and a half years he remained at the helm, his 
consecration to the chosen work of Christiam education, made 
itself felt not only in this institution and this community, but in 
the Presbytery and throughout the Synod. He showed great tact 
m dealing with faculty and students, and won the love and es- 
teem of all. His wonderful aptitude for detail enabled him to 
stretch the dollar as far as possible, and had it not been for the 
necessity of using some of the operation funds for needed equip- 
ment and repairs of buildings, the college would be free of all 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 285 



debt today, except the bonded indebtedness, with which it start- 
ed. 

In addition to the many other duties with which his life was 
filled, he was also the efficient Stated Clerk of the Synod of North 
Carolina from 1925 until his death, and also Stated Clerk of 
Fayetteville Presbytery from 1924 until his sudden death ended 
these and all his earthly labors. 

We greatly miss his guiding hand and brain in the affairs of 
the college. We miss his cheerful disposition and his unfailing 
spirit 01 optimism and faith in God, in the face of discourage- 
ments. As Elisha prayed that a double portion of the spirit of 
Elijah might rest upon him, so we earnestly pray that a double 
portion of Brother McLeod's spirit may rest upon the one chosen 
to carry on his work. 

To his beloved wife and family we tender our sincere sym- 
pathy, and pray that our dear brother's prayers and desires for 
them may be abundantly realized. 

E. L SILER. 

The names of deceased elders were read by the 
Stated Clerk and Presbytery directed that these names 
be inscribed on a page of the Minutes of Presbytery. 



286 MINUTES FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 



Jn ilfmortam 

J. D. ANDREWS 

Born December 21, 1878, died April 24, 1931 

Fairmont Church 

JOHN w. McLaughlin 

Born April 16, 1846, died June 16, 1931 
Raeford Church 

DANIEL CALVIN GILLIS 

Born April 10, 1853, died May 10, 1931 

Philippi Church 

W. W. McGIRT 

Died April 18, 1931 

Centre Church 

ALEXANDER LESLIE 

Died March 8, 1932 

Galatia Church 

L. A. McGEACHY 
Born March 26, 1879, died March 23, 1932 

JAMES ATKINS MARSH 

Bom June 21, 1884, died March 14, 1932 

Lillington Church 

D. A. SEAWELL 

Born June 6, 1861, died December 20, 1931 

Bensalem Church 

D. B. JOHNSON 

Bo.rn September 2, 1850, died March 4, 1932 
Jacks'On Springs Church 

JOHN H. McDonald 
DANIEL A. Mcdonald 

Carthage Church 






MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 287 

The CommitLet on Fresoytery's Minutes made the 
following report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee has compared a copy of the printed Minxites 
of the 1931 Fall Meeting of Presbytery with the written Minutes 
and finds that a true copy has been made. 

The Committee recommends that the printed copy he accept- 
ed as the official Minutes of the Presbytery. 
Respectfully submitteid, 

E. B. CARR, Chairman. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted: 

We recommend that the following be excused: 

1. After Tuesday aftermoonj D. M. Stewart, M D. McNeill, 
A. H. McDonald, David Graham, J. B. McGallum, I. N. Clegg, W. 
S. Golden and D. A. Blue. 

2. After Tuesday night: J. N. Holmes, D. A. Huffines, S D. 
Smith. 

3. After Wednesday nioion: Dixon McDonald and A. R. Mo- 
Eachern. 

Respectfully submitted, 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the fol- 
lowing reiport which was adopted : 

W. E. SNIPES, Chairman. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies would report as fol- 
lows: 

1. The Ephesus Church requests permission to change the 
terms of its call to the Rev. E. B. Carr from two sermons per 
month at a salary of three hundred dollars per annium to one 
sermon per month at a salary of one hundred and twnety-five 
dollars per annum. We recommend that this be granted. 

2. The Church of Bensalem requests permission to amend its 
call for Rev. M. D. Newton to read five hundred dollars per an- 
num instead of $750 per annum as at present. We recommend that 
this request be granted. 

Jackson Springs congregation requests permission to amend 
its call for Rev. R. G. Mathewson to read $720.00 per year in- 
stead of $£^00.00 as at present. We recommend that this request 
be granted. 

Highland Church requests permission to change the terms of 
its call for Rev. H. W. Koelling to read i$2,700 per year instead 
of $3,000 as at present. We recommend that this be granted. 

5. The Church in the Pines makes request for permission to 
change the terms of its call for the pastoral services of Rev. J. C. 



288 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



B. McLaughlin to read $1,800 per yeaa: instead of $2,100 as at 
present. We recommend that this be granted. 

6. The congregation of Dunn requests permission to change 
the terms of its call for the services of Rev. A. R. McQueen to 
read $2,000 per annum instead of $2,500 as at present. We. 
recommend that this request be granted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. W. HANNA, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Your Committee on Nominations recommends that the following 
be named: 

1. C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk, and J. W. Hunneycutt, Perman- 
ent Clerk for the unexpired term. 

2. As Trustees of Flora Macdonald College: McKay McKin- 
non, Dr. P. P. McCain, A. R. McQueen and Jesse Gibson to suc- 
ceed themselves- 

3. As Trustees of Sandy Grove Church: S. J. Cameron and 
Neill McFadyen^ to succeed themselves. 

4. That the remaining, members of the Committee lon Long- 
street Church be the Committee with W. M. Fairley, chairman. 

5. G. F. Kirkpatrick on Historical Committee to succeed R. A. 
McLeod. deceased- 

6. On Examining Committees: Church History, S. H. Fulton 
to succeed R. A. McLeod, deceased. Natural Science, A. W. Dick, 
to succeed R. A. McLeod, deceased. 

7. W. M. Fairley, Trustee of Donaldson Academy to succeed 
L. A. McGeachy, deceased. 

8. To preach Presbyterial Sermon at next stated meeting of 
Presbytery, H. W. Koelling on subject of his own choice. 

9. A. W. Dick on Committee on Men's Work in place of W. 
L. Foley. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Vass 
Group of Churches to hold the next stated meeting of 
Presbytery at the Vass Church, the time to be fixed by 
the Stated Clerk and the pastor of the entertaining 
churches. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have the usual 
number of copies of the Mlinutes and Docket of Pres- 
bytery printed. 

Ruling Elder L. M. Blue, having been previously 
elected Moderator, was presented and installed as 
Moderator. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 289 



It was ordered that the Stated Clerk have 1,000 
copies of the New Manual printed as soon as the way 
be clear to be paid for out of the Presbytery's fund, 
and distribute to the ministers and ruling elders of the 
Presbytery. 

The following were appointed as a Nominating Com- 
mittee to serve concurrently with the Moderator: Rev. 
A. D. Carswell, chairman; Rev. W. M. Fairley and 
Ruling Elder J. W. Graham, 

By order of the Presbytery, the final roll call was 
omitted. 

The Minutes of today's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn, 
prayer and the benediction to meet in the Vass Church 
on October 4, 1932 at 10:00 o'clock a. m. 
(Signed) W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator, 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C, May 5, 1932. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 3:00 p. m., and was call- 
ed to order by the Moderator, Ruling Elder L. M. Blue, 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. W. E. Snipes. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Mimisters: L. Smith, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moore- 
house, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. M. Gibbs, T. 
C. Croker. G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. L. Foley, 
W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, D. M. Clark, C. S. 
Matthews, Eugene Alexandej;;, W. E. Snipes and A W. 
Dick— 16. 

Ruling Elders: E. H. Williamson, Fayetteville First; 
L. M. Blue, Gibson; J. A. McArthur, McPherson; A. 
R. McEachern. St. Pauls — 4. 

The following call for this meeting was read and 
found in order: 

Gibson, N. C, April 25, 1932. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to convene in 



290 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



the First Presbytrian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on May 5, 1932, 
at 3:00 p. m.. to transact the following business if the way be 
clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. W 
L. Foley and the St. Paul's Church, and to grant Mr. Foley a :c:- 
ter iof dismission to Presbytery of Atlanta. 

2. To license candidate for the ministry. 

3. To transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items. 

(Signed) L. M. Blue Moderator. 

Rev. W. L. Foley offered his resig-nation as pastor 
of the St. Pauls Church to take effect May 15, 1932, 
and asked that the pastoral relations be dissolved. The 
church was heard from through its representatives stat- 
ing- that the congregation in regular meeting had 
agreed to concur with Mr. Foley in his request for the 
dissolution of the pastoral relations. The request was 
granted and the pastoral relations dissolved. 

At his owtn request, Rev. W. L. Foley was granted 
a letter of dismissal to Atlanta Presbytery in order 
that he mig^ht accept a call to the Presbyterian Church, 
East Point, Ga. 

Candidate Frank S. Blue was presented to Presby- 
tery by the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief, and asked to be licensed as a pro- 
bationer. The candidate was examined before Presby- 
tery on experimental religion. Theology, English Bible, 
and Church Government and the Sacraments, all of 
which were approved as parts of the trial. A special 
committee, appointed to examine the candidate's the- 
sis, popular lecture, and exegesis, recommended that 
these be accepted as satisfactory parts of the trial. Mr. 
Blue's diplomas were accepted in lieu of examination 
on Church History and purely academic subjects. Mr. 
Blue preached a sermon before Presbytery on the text, 
John 3 : 14-15, which was approved as part of trial. The 
examination as a whole was aprproved. Presbytery 
then licensed Mr. Blue as a probationer in the form 
and manner prescribed in the Book of Church Order. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 
L. M. BLUE, Moderator, 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest:: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 291 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS 

Year Ministers Ruling Elders 

1922 A. W. Crawford Edwin Miorgan 

L. L. Little J. A. McMillan 

L. Smith J. A. McCormick 

E. L. Slier J. C. Snoddy 

1923 C. M. Gibbs J. A. Hodgin 

E. C. Murray L. L. McGirt 

G. F. Kirkpatrick__ A. C. McDonald 

W. E. Hill J H. Kennedy 

1924 W. C. Brown W. J. Currie 

J. F. Menius Edgar Hall 

1925 A. R. McQueen A. R. McEachern 

R. G. Matheson J b. McCalum 

V. G. Smith 

E. B. Carr 

1926 F. M. Bain D. C. Gillis 

D. L. Jones D. M Sp - ' 

Neill Mclnnis J. M. wr-oi^ 

G. E. Moorehouse 

1927 J. B. Black John M. Brown 

R. A McLeod D. M. Fairley 

C. B." Craig S. W. Wilson 

1928 C. M:. Gibbs McLean Campbell 

G. W. Hanna N. D. M. Clark 

L. A McLaurin Dr.A.S. Gromartie 

1929 E. L.' Siler L. Calhoun 

A. J. McKelway D. A. McLaughlin 

J. F. Menius John W. Graham 

1930 W. L. Foley H. C. Cameron 

G. F. Kirkpatrick Ernest Graham 

J. Lee McLean Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1£'31 W M. Fairley J. A. Hoddn 

W. M McLeod K. A McDonall 

F. C. Symonds C. G. Rose 



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(Continiued from inside front cover) 

3 iReligious Education!: W. M. McLeod, Chairman, (1934) ; 
Neiia Mclnnis, (1934); C. iG. Rose, (1934); S. H. Pulton, 
(1933); J. Talbot Johnson, (1933); W. L. Koley, (1932); 
L. L. McGo'O^an, (1932). 

4. Men's Work: H. G. Bedinger, Chairman, (1934) ; W. A. West, 
(1933); W. L. Foley, (1932). 

5. Women's Work: J. B Black, Chairman, (1934) ; C. A. Law- 
rence, (1933); W. J. Huneycutt, (1932). 

II. PERMANENT COMMITT^IES 

1. ASSEMBLY'S WORK: C. S. itatthews, Chairman, (1934); 
F. M. Bain, (1933), Foreign Missions; D. M. Clark, (1932), 
Assembly's Home Missions; D. L. Jlones, (1934), Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief; M. D. Newton, (1933), 
Bible Cause; J. M. Lemmon, (1932), General Assembly's 
minutes. 

2. SYNOD'S WORK: A. D. Carswell, Chairman, (1934); L. 
Smith, (1933), iSynod's Home Missions; Neill Mclnnis, 
a932). Educational Institutions: W. S. Golden, (1932), Or- 
T^hans Home; J. C. B. McLaughlin, (1933), Minutes of Sy- 
'^od. 

3 PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

(1) Proarrams: The Moderator, Pastor of Host Church. 
Stated Clerk, and the chairman of the five Executive 
Committees constitute this committee. 

(2) State of RelliVion: E. L. Siler, Chairman. (1934); 
W. E. Snipes, (1933); A. T. Lassiter, (1932). 

(3) Business: C. M. Gibbs, Chairman, (1934); C. J Mc- 
Oallum, (1933). Auditing; Eugene Alexander, (1932). 
Seqojonal Records. 

(4) Trustees of Prt-^hyfery: C. G. RoSe. (1934), Chafr- 
m-'n; A. R. McEachern, (1934); Charles Rankin, 
(U^34). 

(5) Hi^torl-cafl/ Commiltteii*!: E. L. Si^er, (1934), Cbairman; 
A. R. McQueen, (1934); G. F. KirkpatricV. (t93^>. 

(6^ Educational Institutions: S. H. Fulton. (1934). Chair- 
man: W. M. Fairlflv, (1933); A, R. McQueen, (1932); 
F'^o'PY Fall. (1932). 

(7) Prmterl' Minut*-8. E. B. Carr. (1932), ChairTn^r,. Dixon 
McDonald, (1933); G. E. M^orehoTJsp. (1934).' 

(8) Leave />f Absence: W. E. Snines. (19?^9). Cbairman* 
W J. Huneycutt, (1933): L. Smith. ('1P34). 

(9) NoitnJnafions: CTo s^rve <1uririp. thp f.pryyy n-P fhp Mo-», 
erator), A. D. Carswell, Chairman, W. M. Fairi-v and 
J. W. Graham. 

Trr J";, COMMITTEE ON LONG STREET CHURCH 

W. M, Fairlev, Chairman. D M. Fairlev, F. M. Bain D J Ra- 
1 ^ , ^^ EXAMINATION COMMITTEES 
1. T:he°lo5y: E. L. Siler, A. R. McQueen and W. M. Fairley. 
q' r^k u J?'^*°''y* S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, W. L. Foley 

Ho"n^o ?.Tn"";^"T *"^ Sacraments: W. S. Golden, G. W. 
nanna, and D. L. Jones. 



4. English Biblei: J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna and E. B. Carr. 

5. Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehoiuse, E. L. Bar- 
iber land J. F. Memius 

6. Natural Sciencei: CG. Vardell, A. W. Dick, and H. G. Be- 
dinger. 

7. Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and J. C. B. 
McLaughlin. 

V. PRESBYTERIAL SERMON 
Ne^ct Stated Meeting: Rev. H. W. Koelling. Subject: To be se- 
lected by Mr. Koelling. 
The following is the percentage lof distribut^'oTi of the Benev- 
olent Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1932, as approved 
by Presbytery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the 
funds are to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on fr^ 
basis of the total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and shouM 
be distributed at least once each quarter. The churches are urg- 
ed by Presbytery to carefully observe this schedule of apportion- 
ments and thereby equalize the Benevolent Funds among the 
Causes. ^ 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 31.8 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Bpx 330 

Nashville. Tenn. 
Assembly's Home Missions 16.8 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Edu. & Min. Rel. 7.1 Mr. John iStites, 5th and Mar- 
ket Sts., Louisville. Ky. 
Religious Edtication 2.1 Mr R E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St 

Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training Scho'ol .9 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank 

Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause .6 Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 
Synod's Home Missions __10.0 Ttr. E. E. Gillespie. Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Schools and Colleges — — 8.7 ^r. E. E. Gillesnie. Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Sem. __ 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond 

Va. 
Orphans' Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 
Presbytery's H. Misslons_12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland 

N. C. 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS ORDERED BY SYNOD 

1. For the Orphans' Home at Barium Springs, a special (offer- 
ing during the Thanksgiving season. This is to be over and above 
the regular budget askings for the Orphans' Home. To be so 
marked and sent at once to Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Treasurer, Ba- 
rium Springs. 

2. For William Black Home for Religious Workers, a special 
offering ^he last Sabbath in Ma^ or some other convenient time 
>>v the Churches to be sent to Mr. W. H. Belk, Treasurer, Char- 
lotte. 



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GENERAL DIRECTORY 
OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator — Rev. F. M. Bain ....... . . . .Fayetteville 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gibbs, ^1935) .Erwin 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, (1935) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk— Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin. Laurel Hill 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. Mc Laurin, (1935) .Rowland 

Historian — Rev. E. L. Siler ...... .Maxton 

TRUSTEES 
1. DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Exit Fall 1933— K. A. McDonald. 
Exit Fall 1934— W. M. Fairley. 
Exit Fall 1935— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall 1936— W. A. West. 

M. ELISE ACADEMY 

Exit Fall 1933 — D. D. McCrimmon, J. R. McQueen and M. C. Mc- 
Donald. 

Exit Pall 1934 — W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron and C. D. Hutaff. 

Exit Fall 1935— R. G. Matheson. J. Talbot Johnson and A. D. Mc- 
Lauchlin. 

Exit Fall 1936— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Charles Rankin and Mrs. 
J. H. Suttenfield. 

Trustee at Large — John Kennedy. 

III. FLORA McDonald college 

Exit Spring 1933— W. M. McLeod, Edwin Morgan, A. W. McLean 
and John M. Brown. 

Exit Spring 1934— E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern. Ernest Gra- 
ham and W. T. Covington. 

Exit Spring 1935— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, A. R. Mc- 
Queen and Jesse Gibson. 

Trustees at Large— D. M. McMillan and Col. John Gribble. 

IV. DONALDSON ACADEMY 

C. G. Rose, Claude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, Charles Rankin, Dr. 
D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Stedman, A. R. McQueen, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, H^. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall and W, M. Fairley. 

V. SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY 

Exit Spring 1933— J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue, 

Exit Spring 1934— Georgo Patterson. 

Exit Spring 1935 — s! J. Cameron and Neill A. McFayden. 

VI. PRESBYTERY 

C. Q. Rose (1934), Chairman; A. R. McEachern, (1934); Chas. 
Rankin, (1934). 

COMMITTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

Ivfote. — The terms of office of all committee members expire at 
the Stated Fall meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated in 
the parenthesis following the name. 

1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Presbytery's Home Mission: A. R. McQueen, Chairman, (1934); 
C, M. Gibbs, (1934); O. L. Johnson, (1934); L. A. McLaurln, 
(1933); G. F. Kirkpatrick, (1933); Ernest Graham, (1933); AV. 
S Golden, (1935); W. J. Huneycutt, (1935); L.L. McGoogan, 
(1935). 

2. Stewardship: Eugene Alexander*, Chairman, (1935); H, W. 
Koelling (1933); J. M. Lemmon, (1934). 

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CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Greenville, N. C, September 21, 1932. 

Being called to meet by Synod, for the purpose of 
hearing and acting upon a report of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Fayette- 
ville Presbytery met at East Carolina Teachers' Col- 
lege at 1:45 P. M., and was called to order by Rev. 
W. S. Golden, the last Moderator present, and was 
opened with prayer. 

The following were jpresent and enrolled: 

Ministers: J. F. Menius. W. M. McLeod, D. L. 
Jones, A. T. Lassiter, Neill Miclnnis, Eugene Alexan- 
der, W. S. Golden, C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Huneycutt, D. 
M. Clark and W. E. Snipes.— 11. 

Riilmg Eiders: J. F. Lynch, Erwin; J. A. Hodgin, 
Antioch; W. D. McKay, Red Springs; and ]L. L. Mc- 
Googan, St. Pauls. — 4. 

Rev. E. D. McMahan of Asheville Presbytery was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visit- 
ing brother. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief submitted the following report which was 
adopted : 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends that Presbytery approve the applications of Candi- 
dates David F, Blue, Jr., Duncan D. McBryde, Barney E. McLean, 
J. Murphy Smith, and Walter G. Sugg. Jr.. for loans of $75.00 each 
from the Assembly's Committee on Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Relief. 

Respectfully submitted. 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The minutes of today's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



4 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY - NINTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Vass. North Carolina, October 4, 1932. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its two-hundred and 
thirty-ninth stated session in the Vass Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A. M. 

Presbytery was called to order by Rev. W. M. Mc- 
Leod, the last Moderator present, and was opened 
with devotional exercises by Rev. H. W. Koelling and 
Rev. E. L. Siler. 

The folliowing were ipfresent and enrolled, or were 
enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, 
I. N. Clegg, L. A. MQLaurin, E. L. iSiier, D. U Jones, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, E. "B. 
Carr, J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. 
Carswell, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. 
Fairley, W. M. McLeod, Dixon McDonald, D. M. 
Clark, H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, C. A. Lawrence, 
M. D. Newton, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. 
Snipes, S. H. Fulton, J. C. B. McLauchlin, H. G. Be^ 
dinger, A. W. Dick. — 32. 

Ruling Elders: A. A. Conoly, Antioch; R. W. Mc- 
Lean, Bensalem; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; J. W. Gra- 
ham, 1st day, J. T. Johnson, 2nd day, Bethesda; W. A. 
McDonald, Big Rockfish; Alex McNeill, Bluff; Dr. J. 
F. McKay, Buie*s Creek; A. J. Bain, Bunnlevel; L. B. 
McKeithan, Cameron ; D. A. Huffines, Cameron Hill ; 
A. B. Cameron, Carthage; Dan McArthur, Centre; ,L. 
Calhoun, Church in Pines; H, A. McCallum. Culdee; 
H. D. Keith, Cypress; L. A. Mclnnis, Dundarrach; 
Edwin A. West, Elise; J. A. Campbell, Eagle Springs; 
J. A. McLeod, Eureka; Charley Rankin, 1st day, R. M. 
Prior, 2nd day, Fayetteville First; N. B. McDonald, 
Flat Branch: R. D, Braddy, Galatia; J. E. Graham, 
Godw'n; J. A. McMillan, lona; A. Lacy Currie, Jack- 
son Sprngs; W. C. Smith, Lakeview ; E. F. M/array, 
Laurel HiU ; W. DeB. McEachin, Laurinburg; H. t. 
Atkins, Lillington; N. D. M. Clark, Long Street; J. 
Bruce Cameron, Manley; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 5 

J. A. Graham, McPherson ; N. J, MicRimmon, Midway ; 
S. J. Womble, Montpelier; G. C. Harrington, Mt. Pis- 
gah; W. C. Guin, Philip(pi; McLean Campbell, Rae- 
ford; J. W. Hodgin, Red Springs; H. P. Johnson, Rex; 
W. L. Smith, Rock Branch; Geo. K. McNeill, Row- 
land; D. H. Johnson, Shiloh; W. A. McKay, St Pauls; 
D. H. McNeill, Union; M. D. McCrimmon, West End. 
—48. 

In view of the action of the last General Assembly 
touching the election of a Moderator, Presbytery sus- 
pended the rule in the Manual of Presbytery in regard 
to the election of a Moderator and rescinded its former 
action in election of a Moderator to preside over this 
meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. F. M. Bain was elected Moderator and Rev. 
J. C. B. McLaughlin, Temporary Clerk. 

The Program Committee submitted a printed report 
which was adopted. The following recommenda- 
tions of the Program Committee were adopted: 

1. That the Printed Program be adopted, 

2. That Presbytery hear sermons at the night session on Tues- 
day and at 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning by Dr. A. S. Johnson, 
of the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

3. That the Presbyterial Sermon by Rev. H. W. Koelling be 
heard Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock and that the Communion 
of the Lord's Supper be celebrated immediately following this ser- 
mon. 

4. That the sessions of Presbytery on Wednesday be held at 
Union Church. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies, whic^. 
report was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

Dr. E. L. Siler tendered his resignation as pasted' 
of the Maxton Church, to take effect December 1st, 
1932, and requested that the pastoral relations be dis- 
solved, and that he be honorably retired and be per- 
mit kd to labor outside the bounds of the Presbytery 
until the next stated meeting of Presbytery. The 
Church was heard from through its representative, 
stating that the congregation in a regular meeting, 
had agreed to concur in this request. The request was 
granted and the pastoral relations between the 
Church and Dr. Siler were dissolved, effective De- 
cember 1, 1932. Dr. Siler was honorably retired and 



e MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

was granted permission to labor outside the bounds 
of tne Presbytery until the next stated meeting-. 

A communication from Rev P. D. Miller touching 
items of interest in connection with the Church wide 
Evangelistic year, and a communication from Dr. E. 
E. Gillespie relative to the Evangelistic Campaign for 
1933 were received and referred to the Committee 
on Assembly's Home Missions. 

A communication was received from Mrs. Kate 
Shields, Treasurer of the Elise Church, asking that the 
deed for the Elise Church lot be transferred from the 
Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery to the Trustees of 
the Elise Church. This request was granted and the 
Trustees of Presbytery were instructed to transfer the 
title to this lot to the Trustees of Elise Church. 

A communication from the "Christian Observer" 
concerning "Church Paper Week'' was received as 
information. 

A communication from Dr. H. W. McLaughlin was 
received and referred to the Committee on Religious 
Education. 

A communication was received from Dr. J. D. ,Leislie 
in regard to amendments to the Book of Church Or- 
der and was referred to the Committee on Bills and 
Overtures. 

A request from Prof R. G. Matheson asking that 
the Presbyterian Junior College and Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery exchange safes was received and the Stated 
Clerk was asked to investigate, and given power to 
act in this matter. 

The Moi^lerator appointed the following Standing 
Committees : 

1. Bills and Overtures: Rev. W. S. Golden. Rev. M. D. Mc- 
Neill, and O. A. Huffines. 

2. Calls and Supplies: Rev. E. B. Carr, Rev. G. W. Hanna, 
and A. B. Cameron. 

3. Resolutions: Rev. E. L. Barber, and H. A. McCallum. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made a verbal report which was 
received as information. 

The Committee on Stewardship made the following 
report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

1. We recommend that every church in our Presbytery be urged 
to make an Every Member Canvas on March 19, 1933, and that 



MINUTES OF PAYETTEVILLE PPwESBYTERY 7 

the Chairman of the Stewardship Committee aid in person or 
throvigh others in making this canvas in all vacant churches, 

2. That a Day of Prayer and Study be held by the Presbytery 
in February on the call of the Moderator, and that the program 
be arranged by the Stewardship Committee. 

3. That the askings for Benevolent Causes for the year 1933-34 
be $60,000 apportioned as follows: 



Antioch $ 700 

Ashpole 900 

Barbecue 75 

Bensalem 300 

Benson 75 

Bethel 375 

Bethesda 1.600 

Big Rockfish 150 

Bluff 150 

Buie's Creek 75 

Bunnlevel 225 

Cameron 1,300 

Cameron Hill 75 

Campbellton 30 

Cape Fear 50 

Carthage 900 

Center 600 

Church in Pines 750 

Church of Covenant 300 

Coats 20 

Comfort 50 

Culdee 375 

Cypress 125 

Dunn 1,600 

Dundarrach 150 

Eagle Springs 30 

Elise 150 

Elrod 20 

Ephesus 125 

Erwin 250 

Eureka 300 

Fairmont 150 

Fayetteville First 11,000 

Flat Branch 150 

Four Oaks '40 

Galafia 300 

Godwin 350 

Gibson '250 

Grove '80 

Hebron 30 

Highland 3.000 

Hope Mills 225 

Horseshoe 30 

lona 400 



Jackson Springs 600 

Lakeside 125 

Lakeview 225 

Laurel Hill 600 

Laurinburg 4,500 

Leaflet 150 

Lillington 525 

Long Street 20 

Lumber Bridge 375 

Lumberton 2,250 

Manly 125 

Maxton 3,000 

McMillan 75 

McPherson 825 

Midway 300 

Montnelier 1,1 50 

Mt. Pisgah 300 

Mt. Tabor 150 

Naomi 20 

Palestine 30 

Parkton 375 

Pinehurst 750 

Philippi 70 

Pembroke 200 

Philadelphus 425 

Providence 50 

Priest Hill 30 

Raeford 3.700 

Raven Rock 150 

Red Springs 4.200 

Rex '375 

Rock Branch 1,100 

Rowland 900 

Snndy Grove 125 

Sardis 185 

Shannon 10 

Sherwood 1 50 

Shiloh 425 

Smyrna 375 

South Fayettevillp 20 

Spence 40 

Spies 50 

St. Pauls 1.800 

Sunnyside 300 

Union 150 



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Vass 425 Westminster 50 

West End 375 Wildwood 20 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

Presbytery engaged in prayer for the Hon. L. M. 
Blue, who was unable to attend this meeting of Presby- 
tery because of sicl<ness and the Stated Clerk vas in- 
structed to write him a letter of sympathy 

Presbytery took receso until 11:30 A. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:30 and after engaging 
in devotional exercises heard a sermon by Rev. d. F. 
Kirkpatrick on the text Psalms 121:1,2, which was 
delivered at the request of Hon. L. M. Blue, retiring 
Moderator. 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie of Orange Presbytery, Rev. E. D. 
McMahan of Asheville Presbytery, Prof. Charles R. 
Hunter of Presbyterian Junior College and Rev. G. 
W. Fike of Mt. Zion M. E. Church were introduced to 
Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 
First Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M., and engaged 
in devotional exercises. 

The Committee on Christian Education and ^Minis- 
terial Relief made the following report which was 
adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Appropriations made by the Assembly's Committee for work 
among Presbyterian students in state colleges have been discon- 
tinued for lack of funds, althoug-h this is an important work. 

The cause of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief for sev- 
eral years has received a smaller per cent of the amount asked by 
the General Assembly than any other of the Assembly's causes. 

Four times in the last two years the meager amounts sent to 
aged ministers have been scaled and a more drastic cut will prob- 
ably have to be made. Our churches are urged to recognize this 
cause as an urgent claim and help to avoid the necessity of fur- 
ther cut. 

Recommendation: That Rev. E. Jj. Siler be recommended for 
the maximum amount of aid from Ministerial Relief Funds begin- 
ning December 1, 1932. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bible Cause made the following 
report which was adopted: 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BIBLE CAUSE 

This report is concerned with the work of the American Bible 
Society which in its one hundred sixteenth year in performing its 
world-wide mission to fill the earth with the knowledge of the 
Lord as the waters cover the sea, in which great mission our church 
has assumed a definite part, reports that now the Bible has been 
translated wholly or in part into nine hundred twenty-four langu- 
ages — nineteen more than last year — that 5,794 volumes in Braille, 
forty per cent more than in any previous year, and 9,375,000 copies 
of Bibles, Testaments and portions, less on account of shrunken 
receipts by more than a million and a half than last year, were 
distributed. 

Your Committee recommends: 

1. That the work of the American Bible Society be most heartily 
endorsed by the Presbytery. 

2. That our pastors, as far as practicable, observe Sunday, De- 
cember 4, 1932, as Universal Bible Sunday. 

3. That our churches be urged to remit promptly their offerings 
for this most worthy cause. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. D. NEWTON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Assembly's Home Missions made 
the following report and pending its adoption, Dr. E.E. 
Gillespie, Superintendent of Synod's Home Missions, 
addressed the Presbytery on Evanofelism. The report 
as adopted is as follows: 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

This is not the usual time for our report, but in view of the ac- 
tions of the General Assembly and the Synod on the subject of a 
Church-Wide Evangelistic Campaign in 1933, we offer the following 
recommendations : 

1. That the Presbytery reiterate its endorsement as recorded 
on page 273 of its Spring Minutes, and pledge its utmost co-operation 
to the Church-Wide Evangelistic Campaign planned by the Gen- 
eral Assembly and the Synod, to be prosecuted during the year 
1933. 

2. That a preaching service of not less than one full week be 
held in every church and institution in the Presbytery. 

3. That the voluntary service plan be employed, whereby the 
ministers serve without remuneration beyond expense. 

4. That a liberal offering be asked for in every evangelistic 
meeting to defray the expense incurred through co-operation with 
Synod's committee. 

5. That, since no campaign will run itself, a special committee 
of five be appointed, which will be entrusted with, the duty of 
promoting the campaign in the Presbytery, one member of the 
Committee to be secretary-treasurer. 

6. That this committee be urged to hold this fall group confer- 
ences with pastors, officers, women and young people, or in some 
other way to awaken general interest in the unsaved. 



10 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PR ESBYTERY 

7. That this committee co-operate with pastors and officers in 
making- out a schedule of dates and personnel, using our own pas- 
tors as far as possible, but with the privilege of inviting others if 
they see fit. 

8. That reports of the results of the meeting, together with the 
whole contribution, be sent to the secretary-treasurer of this special 
committee by each pastor or evangelist, in case there is no pastor. 

9. That the secretary-treasurer pay the expenses of the visiting 
minister or evangelist upon receipt from him of the amount. 

10. That the secretary- treasurer secure from the Assembly's 
Sub-Committee uniform report blanks to be distributed to all of 
the pastors of churches in the Presbytery, and that he report from 
time to time to Synod's committee the progress of the campaign 
in the Presbytery. 

11. That at the end of 1933, or the end of this special campaign, 
the treasurer of this special committee be authorized to place all the 
balance of money, after paying all obligations to the credit of Pres- 
bytery's Home Missions, Synod's Home Missions and Assembly's 
Home Missions, in equal amounts. 

12. That this special committee be composed of the following 
men: Rev. A. R. McQueen, D. D., Chairman; Rev. L. A. McLaurin. 
Secretary-Treasurer. Rev. H. G. Bedinger, D. D., Mr. Ernest Gra- 
ham, Mr. L. L. McGoogan. Rev. "W^. M. Pairley, D. D. 

Respectfully submitted. 

D. M. CLARK, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Manual made the following 
report which was received and the recommendations 
taken up seriatum. Presbytery expressed its apprecia- 
tion for the service which ^ this Committee has 
rendered. The report as adopted is as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MANUAL 

1. That the time for the meeting of the Executive Committees 
be changed from Friday preceeding the Stated Meetings to the day 
of the opening of the Stated Meetings, they to meet at 9:00 A. M., 
at the church where Presbytery is to convene. 

2. That the hour for the opening of the Stated Meetiings of Pres- 
bytery be changed from 10:00 A. M. to 11:00 A. M. 

3. That the Presbytery elect one of its members to serve as the 
Chairman of the Program Committee. 

4. That the Committee on Manual be discontinued — their work 
being completed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MURDOCH McLEOD, Chairman. 

The stated Clerk was instructed to have the Manual 
printed as soon as funds for the same are available. 

Presbytery took recess until 3:00 o'clock. 

Presbytery reassembled at 3:00 o'clock P. M., and 
after devotional exercises heard the Pres'byterial ser- 



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mon preached by Rev. H. W. Kaelling from the text 
Ezekiel 37 :3. Following the sermon, the Commun- 
ion 01 the Lord's Supper was observed. This service 
was conducted by Dr. E. L. Siler and Dr. W. M. Fair- 
ley. 

The following- memorial of Rev. R. W. Culbertaon 
was read by Rev. W. S. Golden, and adopted' by a 
rising vote : 

MEMORIAL OF REV. R. W. CULBERTSON 

Rev. Richard Watt Culbertson was born in Unity Township, 
Rowan County, N. C. on March 26, 1860 of godly parentage. He 
attended Woodland High School, in that community, and after- 
wards Davidson College. At Davidson he completed the regular 
four years course in three years, and showed in a marked degree 
the studious habits which characterized his whole life. Then he 
attended Union Theological Seminary, Hampden-Sydney, Va., and 
graduated with his usual good record. 

Brother Culbertson was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of 
Orange, his first charge being Buffalo and Bethel Churches, near 
Greensboro, which field he served for some nine years. He then be- 
came pastor of the Hawfield and Cross Road Churches, Orange Pres- 
bytery, which he served for sixteen years. His next charge was the 
Prospect and Center group, near Mooresville, which he served for 
seven years. From this work he went to the pastorate of Poplar Tent 
and Gilwood Churches, for a pastorate of five years. His last charge 
v>'-as the Central Steele Creek and Pleasant Hill field in Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery, which he served with great consecration and 
blessing for" nine years until ill health compelled him to resign and 
retire from active work. On April 1, 1931, Brother Culbertson 
came to live with his daughter near Union Church in Moore Coun- 
ty, and transferred his membership to Fayetteville Presbytery. Here 
he passed away on August 24, 1932. , 

In his active ministry of forty-six years, this worthy minister 
rendered an honorable service whose full blessing to countless 
numbers of people will be revealed only in eternity. As a husband, 
father, pastor and friend, his life was a benediction to those with 
whom he came in contact. Brother Culbertson was an unusually fine 
student of the Bible. His knowledge was accurate, detailed and 
comprehensive. While he enjoyed study in many fields and would 
have been a successful professor in a college or seminary, his great 
delight was the study of the Bible. He loved it. The study of it 
was no task to him. but a joy. His kindly manner made him a 
teacher whom people loved to sit under. Graciousness and courtesy 
characterized his life. , 

Saddened by the loss of his devoted wife, and of his son who 
was killed in an airplane accident during the world war, but most 
of all by the necessity that he lay down the work; he loved, he ap- 
proached life's sunset with a gentle faith in the Lord who waits 
for his beloved in the land beyond earth's shadows. We believe that 
he has heard his Lord already say, "Well done, good and faithful 
servant, enter thou into rhe joy of thy Lord.' 

W. S. GOLDEN, Committee. 



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The Committee on Synod's Educational Institutions 
made a verbal report. Prof. Chas. R. Hunter, repre- 
senting the Presbyterian Junior College sp-oke in the 
interest of that college. Rev. Neill Mclnnis read a 
communication from Dr. B. R. Lacy, President of 
Union Theological Seminary in regard to the work of 
that institution. This communication, report and ad- 
dress were received as information . 

The Committee on Synod's Home Missions submit- 
ted its report and pending its adoption, Dr. E. E. Gil- 
lespie, Superintendent of Synod's Home Missions, was 
heard in regard to our work among the Presbyterian 
students in state institutions. The report was receiv- 
ed as information. 

The Committee on Orphan's Home made report and 
pending its adoption Presbytery heard Rev. Eugene 
Alexander in behalf of the Orphanage at Barium 
Springs. The report as adopted is as follows: 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANS' HOME 

During the period April 1 — September 30, the Home has lived 
within its income, except for using, with the consent of the don- 
ors, $7,000, which must eventually be returned to the endowment 
fund. The deficit is now $98,000, accumulated over a period of seven 
years. , 

The following steps have been taken to bring expenses within 
the constantly falling income; number of children reduced from 
360 to ?10; commercial course eliminated; kindergarten eliminat- 
ed; small spending money allowance for children discontinued; 
worker discontinued who had been looking after clothing and gifts 
in kind; dining rooin and kitchen put under one matron, who works 
twelve to sixteen hours a day; state aid for school, in the :5um of 
$6,000 accepted. 

The Home was recently rated No. 1 among orphanages of North 
Carolina and South Carolina for excellence of treatment of chil- 
dren. Mr. Ernest Milton was recently elected Treasurer and Publicity 
Manager, 

Churches are urged to send the 7 1-2 per cent apportioned for 
the Home, and make liberal Thanksgiving offering. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 

The Committee ^n Home Missions submitted the 
following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 
For Six Months Ending September 30, 1932 

Your Committee reports that the fields under its care are all oc- 
cupied and the work is moving on in a satisfactory way. Notwith- 



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standing- the discouragements encountered by these workers, not 
one has weakened, but with courage and zeal they have carried on. 
Some of these men are receiving compensation so small that it is 
beginning to hamper them in their labor. They are not receiving 
enough to enable them to do the pastoral work that ought to be 
done. The Committee hopes that the pastors and elders will see 
to it that everything possible is done to alleviate these conditions. 

Rev. Dixon McDonald is greatly in need of some one to help him 
in the Johnston County field. Work accomplished by the expenditure 
of great effort and much money is suffering because of the inabil- 
ity of the Committee to secure a helper. Miss Mary Janet McNeill, 
who did a splendid work for the young people, left the work at 
the close of the year because of your Committee's lack of funds. 

The men who have been interviewed, state that the attendance 
upon services, especially on the Evangelistic services, has increas- 
ed, but there seems to be no corresponding increase in the num- 
ber of conversions. The workers report 83 confessions of faith, and 
76 additions to the church on profession, with 27 by letter, making 
a total of 103 accessions to the church. 

Two Sabbath Schools were organized on Rev. M. D. Newton's 
field, and one mission point served. In addition to the churches on 
these fields, 3 other mission points were served. New Sabbath 
School rooms were completed at Bensalem. and repair work was 
done on churches on Rev. E. B. Carr's field. 

The Every Member Canvas was made in all but two of the 
churches. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That Candidate T. A. Freeman be permitted to serve the 
churches at Olivia and Cameron Hill one sermon per month until 
the Spring meeting of Presbytery on terms agreeable to himself 
and the churches. 

2. That every church within the bounds of the Presbytery be 
ureed to establish Sunday Schools and mission points wherever 
possible, and whenever practical to send cars or busses out into 
outlying districts, and bring the people in to the Sabbath School and 
Church. 

3. That the church at Shannon be dissolved, and that a committee 
be appointed to notify the members of the church of this action, 
and to issue letters to the members to the church of their choice. 

4. That Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick and Ruling Elder H. F. Monroe 
constitute the committee for this work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 

The Executive Committee of Religious Education 
made the following report whch was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

In many respects this has been the finest summer for Religious 
Education in Faj^etteville Presbytery that your committee has 
known and for this we express our gratitude to Almighty God. 

In June we held the largest and jpiost successful conference for 



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our young people in our history. There were 171 registered dele- 
gates in addition' to about 30 helpers. "We were especially fortunate 
this year in having Dr. Frank Crossly Morgan for Bible teacher 
and Inspirational Speaker. This man of God made a deep impres- 
sion on all of his hearers. 

More Vacation Church Schools were held within our bounds this 
year than in any previous year^ We know of six churches which 
put on these schools this year for the first time and they had a 
total enrollment of nearly 800. Only 12 schools have been reported 
to your chairman. There are several others. These had an enroll- 
ment of 1,609 children. 

Increased activity along this line is due in large measure to the 
fact that our Committee on Religious Education and Publication in 
Richmond paid the salaries of two splendid young ladies from the 
Training School who spent ten weeks in our midst putting on 
schools where there was real need for their services. These young 
women performed a wonderful service for the Kingdom in Fay- 
etteville Presbytery. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That Presbytery request the Chairman of the Committee on 
Religious Education to express its appreciation to Dr. John L. Fair- 
ley and his Committee for making it possible for us to have the 
Training School girls. 

2. That we request the services of two young ladies for next 
summer. 

3. The balance of $229.91 now to the credit of this Committee be 
donated to the Presbytery's Committee on Home Missions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MURDOCH McLEOD, Chairman. 

' Recess was taken untl 7:30 P. M, 

First Day — Night Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 7 :30 P. M. and after de- 
votional exercises a sermon was preached by Dr. A, S. 
Johnson of the First Church, Charlotte, on the text 
jLuke 24:48. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet Wednes- 
day morning at 9 : 00 o'clock in the Union Presbyterian 
Church. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met in Union Presbyterian Church at 
9:00 A. M. and was led in devotional exercises by 
Rev. W. E. Snipes. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, cor- 
rected and adopted. 

A communication from the Bethesda Church asking 
for permission to change the terms of its call was re- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 15 

ceived and referred to the Committee on Calls and 
Supplies. 

The Historical Committee submitted the following 
report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF HISTORICAL COMMITTEE 

Your Committee respectfully reports as follows: 
Fayetteville Presbytery has in its safe, histories of the following 
churches: Aberdeen, Ashpole, Bensalem, Benson, Bethel, Big Rock- 
fish, Buie's Creek, Bunnlevel, Cameron Hill, Church in the Pines, 
Dunn, Jackson Springs, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, Longstreet, Lum- 
berton, Maxton, Sandy Grove, Sardis, Sherwood, Smyrna, St. Pauls, 
Union. — 23. 
Your Committee has written and asked for histories of the follow- 
ing six churches still at the head of the roll of churches which have 
not yet furnished histories — Antioch, Barbecue, Bethesda, Bluff, 
Cameron, Campbellton. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. SILER, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes made the 
following report which was adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee on reading of the minutes of Presbytery submit 
the following report:: 

We have carefully read and examined the minutes, and made 
needed corrections, and we find the minutes in good shape. 

Therefore, we recommend that the printed copy be the ofl^cial 
minutes of the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. B. CARR, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 10:00 A. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 10:00 A. M. and heard a 
sermon by Dr. A. S. Johnson. 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution by a 
rising vote: 

Resolved that Presbytery express its deep appreciation to Dr. A. 
S. Johnson for the two inspiring messages which he has brought 
to the Presbytery. 

Presbytery instructed the Treasurer of Presbytery 
to send a check to Dr. Johnson for an adequate amount 
to cover the expenses of his trip to Presbytery. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies submits the following 
recommendations : 



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1. That the churches of the Union-Vass group be allowed to 
change the terms of their calls for the pastoral services pt Rev. 
C. A. Lawrence to read as follows: Union Church $400 per year 
instead of $50-0; Vass, $500 per year instead of $600; Lakeview, $500 
per year instead of $600. 

2. That the call of Bethesda Church to their pastor, Rev. E. Lf. 
Barber, be changed so as to read $2,380* instead of $2,800. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. B. CARR, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations made report which 
was adopted. (See "General Directory" on inside 
fr'ont cover). 

The Committee on Educational Institutions made re- 
port. In connection with this report, Rev. H. G. Be- 
dinger was heard in the interest of Flora McDonald 
College; Prof. E. A. West in the interest of Elise 
Academy. The report was received as information. 

The following commissionerb to the General Assem- 
bly, which met at Montreat, N. C, May 26, 1932, made 
report: Ministers; I. N. Clegg, A. D. CarswelL W, S. 
Golden. Ruling Elders; M. C. McDonald, D. A. Huf- 
fines, L. L. McGoogan. These reports were received 
and the brethren commended for their diligence. 

Presbytery heard an historical address on Union 
Church by Dr. A. R. McQueen, after which prayer 
was mpde that God would continue his blessing to Old 
Union Church, and especially for His blessing on the 
apDroachincf E^angelistir meetinjr. 

Presbytery took recess u^til 1 :30 P M. 

Second Day — A-fternoon Session 

Presbytery reconven/^d at 1 :30 P. M. 
The Committee on R'lls and Overtures made the 
following report which was adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures would recommend: 

1. That Presbytery disapprove the amendment to the Book of 
Church Order on "Title to Church Property." 

2. That Presbytery approve the amendment to the Book of 
Church Order on "Chang-es in Pastorates." 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 

The following overture to the Synod of North Caro- 
lina was adopted : 



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"The Presbytery of Fayetteville, having learned that there is a 
strong- sentiment among the churches of Lee County in favor of 
Lee County's being transferred back to Fayetteville Presbytery, and 
having learned also that Synod's Bills and Overtures Committee 
has stated that It is necessary to hear from "the Presbyteries con- 
cerned in the matter, would respectfully inform the Synod that 
we would welcome the churches of Lee County back into our Pres- 
bytery if the Synod should approve the transfer." 

The Committee on Men's Work made the following 
report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MEN'S WORK 

Your Committee on Men's Work proposes to hold a conference on 
Men's Work at Flora McDonald College about the middle of No- 
vember. 

The object of this conference is to increase interest of the men 
of our churches in all the great causes of the church, especially 
Evangelism, which is to be emphasized during the coming year, 
and to inspire them to more consecrated service. 

The conference shall be for one day. A small charge will be 
made for lunch in the college dining room and an offering taken 
for expenses, if visiting speakers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. BEDINGER, Chairman. 

The stated Clerk was instructed to have the com- 
plete volumes of the minutes of Presbytery bound as 
soon as the funds are available 

The following Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly 1933, were elected: 

PRINCIPALS: Ministers— C. A. Lawrence, D. M. 
Clark, Dixon McDonald. Ruling Elders — McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, Newton Carter, N. J. McRimmon. 

ALTERNATES: Ministers — J. B. Black, E. B. Can', 
F. M. Bain. Ruling Elders — E. L. McNeill, George 
McNeill, Edwin Bain. 

The Committee on Resolutions made the following 
report which was adopted by a rising vote: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Committee on Resolutions desires to make the following 
report: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville desires to record its deep appre- 
ciation and hearty thanks to Rev. C. A. Lawrence and the good 
people of these churches for the excellent entertainment and genial 
hospitality received at the hands of the churches of the Vass 
group and the churches of other denominacions of Vass. We de- 
sire to make especial mention of the delicious food prepared by 
the ladies of these churches. The followship has been of the 



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highest order. Wie will long remember this meeting of Presbytery. 
Presbytery requests that these resolutions be read before the 
churches of the group. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. BARB/ER, Chairman. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

The Committee on Leave of Absence would report as follows: 
We recommend that the following be excused: 

1. After Tuesday afternoon — M .D. McCrimmon, D. A. Huffines, 
— Rev. J. F. Menius, Tuesday afternoon. 

2. After Tuesday night — Wlalter Massengill, Rev. D. L. JoneS; 
Joe A. Graham, D. H. Johnson, S. J. Womble, W. A. McDonald. 

3. For Tuesday night session — Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin and 
Elder L. Calhoun. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. SNIPES, Chairman. 

Presbytery ordered that the necessary number of 
copies of Minutes and Docket be printed. 

Rev. E. L. Barber was elected' Chairman of the Pro- 
gram Committee. 

Presbytery ordered that the clause relative to ap- 
pointment of a N'ominating Committee at the close of 
each stated meeting of Presbytery be stricken out of 
the Manual, and provision be made for the appoint- 
ment of this Committee at the time other Standing 
Committees are appointed. 

Antioch Church was chosen at a previous meeting 
of Presbytery as the place for the Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

The roll was called and absentees noted. 

Presbxtery closed with the singing of a hymn and 
prayer by the Moderator to meet April 18, 1933 at 
11:00 A. M., at the Antioch Church. 

(Signed) F. M. BAIN, Moderator 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Perm.anent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



(Continued from inside front cover.) 

3. Religious Education: E. L. Barber, Chairman, (1935); W. M. 
McLeod, (1934); Nelll Mclnnis, (1934); C. G. Rose, (1934); 
S. H. Fulton, (1933); J. Talbot Johnson, (1933); K. A. McDon- 
ald, (1935). 

4. Men's Work: H. G. Bedinger, Chairman, (1934); W. A. West, 
(1933) ; A. W. Dick, (1935) . 

v.. Vyoman's Work: J. B. Black, Chairman, (1934); C. A. Law- 
rence. (1933); G. W. Hanna, (1935). 

II. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. ASSEMBLY'S WORK: C. S. Matthews, Chairman, (1934), F. 
M. Bain, (1933), Foreign Missions; R. G. Matheson, (1935), As- 
sembly's Home Missions; D. L. Jones, (1934), Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief; M. D. Newton, (1933), Bible Cause; 
M. D. McNeill, 1935, General Assembly's Minutes. 

2. SYNOD'S WORK: A. D. Carswell, Chairman, (1934) ; L. Smith, 

(1933), Synod's Home Missions; W. M. Fairley, (1935), Educa- 
tional Institutions; A. T. Lassiter, (1935), Orphans Home; J. 
C. B. McLaughlin, (1933), Minutes of Synod. 

?,. PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

(1) Progrants: E. L. Barber, Chairman, Pastor of Host Church. 
Stated Clerk, and the chairman of the five Executive Com- 
mittees con.stitute this committee. 

(2) State of Religion: E. L. Siler, Chairman, (1934); W. E. 
Snipe.s, (1933); Neill Mclnnis, (1935). 

(3) Business: C. M. Gibbs, Chairman, (1934); C. J. McCallum, 
(1933), Auditing; J. C. B. McLaughlin, (1935): Sessional 
Records. 

(4) Historical Committee: E. L. Siler, (1934), Chairman; A. 
R. McQueen, (1934); G. F. Kirkpatrick, (1934). 

(5) Educational Institutions: S. H. Fulton, (1934), Chairman; 
W. M. Fairley, (1933); A. R McQueen., (1935); Edgar Hall. 
(1935). 

(6) Printed Minutes: J M. Lemmon, (1935), Chairman; Dix- 
on McDonald, (1933); G. E. Moorehouse, (1934). 

(7) Leave of Absence:..!. N. Clegg, (1935), Chairman; W. J. 
Huneycutt, (1933); L. Smith, (1934). 

III. COMMITTEE ON LONG STREET CHURCH 

W. M. Fairley, Chairman, D. M. Fairley, F. M. Bain, D. J. Ray. 

IV. EXAMINATION COMMITTEES 

1. Theology: E. L. Siler, A. R. McQueen and W. M. Fairley. 

2. Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, B. F. Bedinger. 

?'. Church Government and Sacraments: , .W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, and D. L. Jones. 



4. English Bibles: J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna and E. B. Cam 

5. Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Bar- 
ber and J. F. Menias. 

6. Natural Science: C. G. Vardell, A. W. Dick, and H. G. Bedin- 
ger. 

7. Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and J. C. B. Mc- 
Laughlin. 

V. PRESBYTERIAL SERMON 

Next Stated Meeting: Rev. A. W. Dick. Subject: "Evangelism." 



The following is th* percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1932, as approved by Presby- 
tery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds are to 
be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of the 
total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 31.8 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Na.?hville, Tenn. 
Assembly's Home Missions 16.8 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Christian Edu. & Min. Rel. 7.1 Rev. W. II. Hopper, 410 Urban 

Building-, Louisville, Ky, 
Religious Education 2.1 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St. 

Richmond, Va. 
Assembly's Training School .9 ^ri'- Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 
Bible Cause .6 ^^i'- Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 
Synod's Home Missions... 10.0 Dr. E, E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

, Greensboro, N. C. 

Schools and Colleges .... 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Sem 1.3 -rr. W. R. Miller, Richmond. 

Va. 
Orphans' Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnson, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 
Presbytery's H. Missions.. 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C. 

SPECIAL OFFERINGS ORDERED BY SYNOD 

1. For the Orphans' Home at Barium Springs, a special offering 
during the Thanksgiving season. This is to be over and above the 
regular budget askings for the Orphans' Home. To be so marked 
and sent at o»ce to Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Treasurer, Barium 
Springs. 

2. For William Black Home for Religious Workers, a special 
offering the last Sabbath in May or some other convenient time by 
the Churches to be sent to Mr. W. H. Belk, Treasurer, Charlotte 



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CALLED MEETINGS AT FAYETTEVILLE 

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TWO HUNDRED AND FORTIETH STATED MEETING 

AT ANTIOCH CHURCH 



Spring, 1933 



Next Stated Meeting at Bensalem Church, 
October 3, 1933, 11:00 A. M. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator— Rev. E. L. Barber Aberdeen 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gibbs (1935) Erwin 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1935) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk— Rev. J. F. Menius Lillington 

Treasurer— Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1935) Rowland 

Historian— Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Exit Fall 1933— K. A. McDonald. 
Exit Fall 1934— W. M. Fairley. 
Exit Fall 1935— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall 1936— W. A. West. 

II. Elise Academy 

Exit Fall 1933— D. D. McCrimmon, J. R. McQueen and M. C. Mc- 
Donald. 

Exit Fall 1934— W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron and C. D. Hutaff. 

Exit Fall 1935— R. G. Matheson, J. Talbot Johnson and A. D. Mc- 
Lauchlin. 

Exit Fall 1936 — Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Charles Rankin and Mrs. 
J. H. Suttenfield. 

Trustee-at-Large — John Kennedy. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Exit Spring 1934 — E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest Gra- 
ham and W. T. Covington. 

Exit Spring 1935— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, A. R. Mc- 
Queen and Jesse Gibson. 

Exit Spring 1936— W. M. McLeod, Edwin Morgan, A. W. McLean 
and John M. Brown. 

Trustees-at-Large — D. M. McMillan and Col. John Gribble. 

IV. Donaldson Academy 

C G. Rose, Claude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, Charles Rankin, 
Dr. D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Stedman, A. R. McQueen, L. A. 
McLaurin, H. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall and W. M. Fairley. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Exit Spring 1934 — George Patterson. 

Exit Spring 1935 — Frank Cameron and Neill A. McFayden. 

Exit Spring 1936 — J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue. 

VI. Presbytery 

C G. Rose (1934), Chairman; A. R. McEachern (1934), Chas. Ran- 
kin (1934). 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 

Francis Coxe (1936), Ralph Purcell (1936), Miss Kate McKenzie 
(1936). 

COMMITTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

Note — The terms of office of all committee members expire at 
the Stated Fall Meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated in 
the parenthesis following the name. 

I. Executive Committees 
1. Presbytery's Home Mission: A. R. McQueen, Chairman (1934) ; 
C. M. Gibbs (1934), O. L. Johnson (1934), L. A. McLaurin (1933), 
G. F. Kirkpatrick (1933), Ernest Graham (1933), W. S. Golden 
(1935), W. J. Huneycutt (1935), L. L. McGoogan (1935). 
(Continued on inside back cover) 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, March 10, 1933. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 2 :30 P. M., and was called 
to order by the Moderator, Rev. F. M. Bain, and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. H. G. Bedinger, D.D. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, J. B. Black, 
F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, W. J. Huneycutt, W. M. McLeod, D. M. 
Clark, M. D. Newton, E. L. Barber, H. G. Bedinger, and A. W. 
Dick— 13. 

Elders: J. F. Lynch, Erwin ; E. H. Williamson, First Church, 
Fayetteville — 2. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Fayetteville, N. C, March 10, 1933, at 2 :30 P. M., to transact 
the following business if the way be clear : 

1. To dismiss Rev. B. F. Bedinger to Roanoke Presbytery. 

2. To dismiss Licentiate Frank S. Blue to Orange Presbytery. 

(Signed) F. M. BAIN, Moderator. 

At his own request, Rev. B. F. Bedinger, D.D., was 
granted a letter of dismission to Roanoke Presbytery. 

At his own request, Licentiate Frank S. Blue was grant- 
ed a letter of dismission to Orange Presbytery. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

F. M. BAIN, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, March 30, 1933. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 2:30 P. M., and was called 
to order by the Moderator, Rev. F. M. Bain, and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. W. M. Fairley, D.D. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. 
Jones, C. M. Gibbs, T. C. Croker, F. M. Bain, W. J. Huneycutt, 
W. M. Fairley, W. M. McLeod, D. M. Clark, W. S. Golden, C. A. 
Lawrence, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, and S. H. Fulton — 16. 

Ruling Eld^ers: Robert Pryor, Fayetteville First — 1. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the First Presby- 
terian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on March 30, 1933, at 2:30 P. M., 
to transact the following business : 

1. To act upon the request of the pastor and congregation of 
the Elise Church, Hemp, N. C, for the appointment of a commission 
by the Presbytery to settle difficulties in the said church. 

2. To dismiss Rev. H. C. McPherson to Lexington Presbytery. 

3. To transact any business growing out of the above matters. 

(Signed) F. M. BAIN, Moderator. 

At the request of the pastor and the congregation of the 
Elise Church, the following commission was appointed to 
visit the Elise Church and adjust matters between the 
church and pastor : Ministers : C. A. Lawrence, Chairman, 
J. F. Menius, Eugene Alexander and G. F. Kirkpatrick; 
Ruling Elders : W. T. Covington and Dr. P. P. McCain ; 
Alternates, Neill McKay and O. L. Johnson : three minis- 
ters and one ruling elder to constitute a quorum. This 
commission was empowered to act with judicial authority 
in accordance with sections 92, 93 and 94 of the "Book of 
Church Order" and was instructed to visit this church as 
soon as possible. 

At his own request. Rev. H. C. McPherson was granted 
a letter of dismission to Lexington Presbytery. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the Moderator. 
F. M. BAIN, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND FORTIETH STATED SESSION 
OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Red Springs, N. C, April 18, 1933. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Fortieth Stated Session in the Antioch Church at 11:00 

A. M., and was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
F. M. Bain, and opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled, or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, C. G. Vardell, L. Smith, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, A. T. Lassiter, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. 
Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, 
E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, 
W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. M. McLeod, 
Dixon McDonald, J. M. Lemmon, D. M. Clark, H. W. Koelling, C. S. 
Matthews, W. S. Golden, C. A. Lav/rence, M. D. Newton, E. L, 
Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, J. C. B. 
McLaughlin, H. G. Bedinger, A. W. Dick, James Appleby and G. T. 
Pace— 38. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch; John A. McCormick, 
Ashpole; W. C. Dowd, Bensalem; W. J. McDiarmid, Bethel; K. A. 
McDonald, Big Rockfish; W. C McCall, Bluff; D. McDonald, Cam- 
eron ; D. A. Huffines, Cameron Hill ; A. H. White, Centre ; F. M. 
Gibson, Church in the Pines; J. E. Elliott, Church of the Covenant; 

D. S. Blue, Culdee; W. K. McKay, 1st day, D. M. Cameron, 2nd 
day, Cypress ; N. A. Mclnnis, Dundarrach ; Ralph Wade, Dunn ; 

E. A. West, Elise ; J. W. Monroe, Eagle Springs; Martin Blue, 
Eureka; W. M. Shaw, Fayetteville First; A. A. Mclnnis, Galatia ; 
Duncan Shaw, 1st day, H. M. Pinkston, 2nd day. Highland; W. W. 
Bishop, Hope Mills; J. M. McCaskill, Jackson Springs; C. G. Priest, 
Lakeview ; Clarence Lytch, Laurel Hill; A. M. Fairley, Laurinburg; 

B. B. Holder, Leaflet; O. L. Johnson, LilHngton ; N. H. G. Balfour, 
Lumber Bridge; H. M. McAllister, Lumberton ; J. Bruce Cameron, 
Alanley ; D. A. Patterson, Maxton ; J. A. McArthur, McPherson ; 
N. J. McRimmon, Midway; N. A. McKay, Montpelier; Neill Rosser, 
Mt. Pisgah; J. D. McNeill, Mt. Tabor; S. J. Thomason, Parkton ; 
Hugh Monroe, Pembroke ; John M. Brown, Philadelphus ; N. J. 
Gillis, Philippi ; Alex Stewart, Pinehurst ; McLean Campbell, Rae- 
ford ; J. W. Hodgin, Red Sorings ; J. M. Mclver, Rex ; H. C. Cam- 
eron, Rock Branch; D. C Baker, Sherwood; N. A. McDonald, Shi- 
loh; Carl M. McCall, Smyrna; J. F. Monroe, Spies; Marcus Smith, 
St. Pauls; J. S. McLaughlin, Union; E. L. McNeill, Vass; M. C. 
McDonald, West End; L. Z. Collier, Westminster, and W. D. Mas- 
sengill, Wildwood — 58. 

Visiting Brethren: Rev. A. M. McLauchlin, Bethel Presbytery; 
Rev. E. D. McMahan, Asheville Presbytery; Rev. J. A. Caligan, 
Mecklenburg Presbytery, and Rev. James Caligan, Concord Presby- 
tery — 4. 



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Rev. E. L. Barber was elected Moderator and Rev. J. F. 
Menius, Temporary Clerk. 

The Program Committee presented a printed report, 
which was adopted. 

The unprinted minutes were read and approved. 

Rev. G. W. Hanna presented to the Presbytery a gavel 
made of the wood from the first church building erected 
at Antioch, and for which Presbytery expressed its appre- 
ciation. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies, which re- 
port was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

Communications 

The following communications were read : 

(a) From Dr. Wm, Crowe, Moderator of the General Assembly, 
touching the matter on the number of commissioners to the next 
meeting of the General Assembly. Referred to the Committee on 
Bills and Overtures. 

(b) From the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, touching 
the matter of reduction in the expenses of his office. Received as 
information. 

(c) From Rev. Hugh W. White, touching the matter of church 
property. Received as information. 

(d) From Rev. E. L. Siler, D.D., asking permission to labor 
outside the bounds of Presbytery until the next Stated Meeting of 
Presbytery, asking to be axcused from attending this meeting of 
Presbytery, and offering his resignation as Chairman of the His- 
torical Committee. These requests w^ere granted and resignation 
accepted and the vacancy referred to the Committee on Nomina- 
tions. 

(e) From Rev. S. M. Tenney, Curator of the Historical Founda- 
tion, Montreat, N. C, the following, acknowledging the receipt of 
the records of Presbytery : 

Montreat, N. C, January 7, 1933. 
Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
Fayetteville Presbytery, 
Erwin, N. C. 
My Dear Mr. Gibbs : 

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of the folowing volume 
of the printed Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery for DE- 
POSIT with the Historical Foundation of the Presbyterian 
and Reformed Churches, Montreat, N. C. : 
Vol. 19, June, 1927— April, 1932. 

We are happy to receive this trust bringing the file as 
bound to date. 
fif-.-j Very sincerely yours, 

(Signed) S. M. TENNEY, Curator. 



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(f) From Rev. Wm. Crowe, Chairman of the Assembly's Com- 
mittee on Stewardship and Finance, touching the matter of con- 
structing the budget of Presbytery. Referred to the Committee on 
Stewardship, 

(g) From the Fayetteville Presbyterial, nominating members 
for the Presbytery's Committee on Young People's Work. Referred 
to the Committee on Nominations. 

(h) From Maxton Church, concerning Lebannon Church Ceme- 
tery. Referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

A sermon was preached by Rev. F. M. Bain, the retir- 
ing Moderator, on the text, Ps. 119:11. The Lord's Supper 
was then celebrated. Rev. A. M. McLauchlin and Rev. 
W. M. McLeod presiding. 

The names of the ruling elders who died during the 
past year were read and Presbytery directed by a rising 
vote that these names be inscribed upon a page of the Min- 
utes of Presbytery set apart as a memorial to these men. 

Standing Committees as called for in the Manual of 
Presbytery were appointed by the Moderator, and are as 
follows : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. F. M. Bain, Chairman; Rev. W. M. 
McLeod and Hector F. Currie. 

Calls and Supplies: Rev. D. L. Jones, Chairman; Rev. L. Smith 
and Neill McKay. 

Nominations: Rev. J. F. Menius, Chairman; Rev. A. W. Dick 

and Alex Stev^art. 

Resolutions: Rev. Dixon McDonald, Chairman ; Rev. J. M. 
Lemmon and E. A. West. 

Sessional Records: Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin, Chairman; Rev. 
Messrs. A. D. Carsvv^ell, Neill Mclnnis, M. D. New^ton, E. B. Carr, 
W. E. Snipes, and Ruling Elders Fuller Monroe, M. C. McDonald, 
N. J. McRimmon, J. B, Cameron, and D. A. HufTines. 



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3n jWemotiam 



This page is set apart to the memory of the 
following Ruling Elders from this Presbytery 
who departed this life during the year ending 
March 31, 1933: 

W. T. Bailey, born October 13, 1861 ; died January 
27, 1933. Wildwood Church. 

Samuel Johnson Cameron, born February 14, 1848; 
died October 16, 1932. Sandy Grove Church. 

John W. Campbell, born February 17, 1869; died 
September 2, 1932. Barbecue Church. 

Timothy Currie, died, February 11, 1933. Antioch 
Church. 

Duncan J. Gillis, born January 17, 1847; died Feb- 
ruary 15, 1933. Sandy Grove Church. 

John Murchison Hodges, born August 29, 1848; 
died March 6, 1933. Sardis Church. 

James A. McCallum, died April 8, 1932. Philadelphus 
Church. 

Ralph B. McDonald, died July 9, 1932. Union 
Church. 

W. R. McKellar, born January 13, 1885; died April 
22, 1932. Rowland Church. 

John C. Monroe, born July 25, 1846; died November 
25, 1932. Bensalem Church. 

Robert Duncan Rov^an, died April 29, 1932. Union 
Church. 

W. L. Smith, born June 14, 1874; died January 21, 
1933. Rock Branch Church. 



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Rev. G. T. Pace, of Charleston Presbytery; Rev. A. M. 
McLauchlin, of Bethel Presbytery; Rev. James Appleby, 
of North Alabama Presbytery, and Rev. E. D. McMahan, 
of Asheville Presbytery, were introduced to Presbytery 
and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

First Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M., and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

The Special Committee on Shannon Church made the 
following report, which was adopted : 

The Committee appointed at the last Stated Meeting of Pres- 
bytery to notify the members of the Shannon Church of the disso- 
lution of that church and to issue letters of dismission to the mem- 
bers to the church of their choice has performed the duties assigned 
to it and requests to be discharged. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) H. F. MONROE. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery submitted the following 
report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
FOR YEAR 1932-1933 

L Presbytery's Home Missions 
Receipts 

From Churches $1,807.68 

Woman's Auxiliaries 504.56 

Sunday Schools 10.00 

Donations 58.00 

Total $2,380.24 

Balance from Last Year 35.60 

Transfer from Religious Education Special 229.91 $2,645.75 

Disbursements 

Payment on Loan — Presbytery's Tax $ 550.00 

Dixon McDonald 1,000.00 

D. M. Clark 375.00 

W. J. Huneycutt 400.00 

E. B. Carr 100.00 

L. A. McLaurin, Trea:surer 150.00 

Total $2,575.00 

Balance on Hand 70.75 $2,645.75 



30 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



II. Presbytery's Tax 
Receipts 

From Churches $1,212.43 

Balance from Last Year 448.40 

Payment Loan— Presbytery's Home Missions 550.00 $2,210.83 



Disbursements 

Assembly's Assessment — 1932 $ 796.53 

Synod's Assessment — 1932 116.79 

Printing Minutes 113.80 

Binding Minutes 17.85 

Office Expense— Stated Clerk— 2 Yrs 64.32 

Salary of Stated Clerk 200.00 

Salary of Permanent Clerk 20.00 

Printing Pledge Cards 7.80 

Dr. A. S. Johnson — Expenses 5.00 

Government Tax on Checks 1.06 

Sessional Report Blanks 27.69 

Stewardship Committee — Expenses 34.42 

Total $1,405.26 

Balance on Hand 805.57 $2,210.83 

III. Permanent Building and Loan Fund 

Balance from Last Year $ 23.89 

Received Interest on Loan — Erwin Church 50.00 

Total on Hand $ 73.89 

IV. Miscellaneous Building and Loan Fund 

All funds loaned, nothing on hand. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. McLAURIN, Treasurer. 

We have examined the book, vouchers and annual report of 
the Treasurer and find them correct for the year. 

(Signed) C J. McCALLUM, 

GEO. K. McNeill, 

C. D. SMITH, 

Auditing Committee. 



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The Permanent Committee on Assembly's Work made 
the following reports, which were adopted : 

REPORTS OF THE PERMANENT COMMITTEE ON 
ASSEMBLY'S WORK 

I. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends : 

1. That the application of Rev. H. M. Dixon for aid from Min- 
insterial Relief Funds be sanctioned. 

2. That the applications of the following widows for aid from 
Ministerial Relief Funds be sanctioned : Mrs. Nettie Goodman, Mrs. 
Ada Henderlite, Mrs. Flora Mclver, Mrs. Flora McLauchlin, Mrs. 
Lucy McLeod, and Mrs. Cornelia Steele. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

IL Foreign Missions 

We have concluded the spiritually most fruitful year of our 
entire Foreign Mission history. The annual report from our various 
fields constitutes a continuous chronicle of fruits, progress, success 
and growth. There is every reason why our Church should be 
greatly encouraged by the unmistakable evidence of God's blessing. 
Aside from the one specter of finances there is everything to banish 
fear, to establish faith, and set our faces forward hopefully in the 
task. 

Recommendations 

1. We recommend that Presbytery engage in a season of prayer 
with special thanksgiving for God's signal blessing on the work 
during the year and earnest intercession for His continued favor 
and guidance in the work that is ahead. 

2. We urge all pastors in the Presbytery to be faithful in hold- 
ing up before their people the claims of these distant lands, the 
glorious conquest of the gospel, the need of the work for their 
earnest prayers and loyal support and the eternal obligation of 
every believer to act in obedience to our Lord's Missionary Com- 
mand and Commission. 

3. We recommend that Presbytery authorize the Chairman of 
Foreign Missions to remind every pastor and church in the Presby- 
tery of the change in the Assembly's schedule whereby the Foreign 
Mission Study Season will be observed this year October 8th to 
November 19th, and the Week of Prayer and Self-Denial for For- 
eign Missions, November 12-19, urging all individuals, churches and 
societies to arrange for a vigorous and enthusiastic observance of 
these seasons. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 



32 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

III. Home Missions 

The Committee on Assembly's Home Missions recommends : 

1. That all our churches be called to a recognition of the pri- 
mary place of Home Missions in the growth of the Church and 
welfare of our country in these critical times when the very founda- 
tions are being tested, 

2. That all our churches be urged to recognize their definite 
responsibility for the support of the particular Home Mission tasks 
assigned the Assembly's Committee. 

3. That all pastors and sessions be urged to present this vital 
cause to their congregations in the periods assigned Assembly's 
Home Missions in the Church's schedule of activities and ask for 
a generous over and above offering in this time of pressing 
financial need. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

Ministers Received 

Rev. James Appleby presented a certificate of dismissal 
from the North Alabama Presbytery to this Presbytery, 
and Rev. G. T. Pace from the Presbytery of Charleston to 
this Presbytery. After an examination of these brethren 
as required by the Book of Church Order was approved 
as satisfactory, they were received and enrolled as mem- 
bers of this Presbytery after signing the obligations re- 
quired of its ministers. 

A call from the Maxton Church for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Rev. James Appleby was received and referred to 
the Committee on Calls and Supply. 

The Executive Committees of Presbytery made reports. 
Pending the adoption of the report on Men's Work, several 
of the pastors spoke of the work of the men's organization 
in their churches. The reports as adopted are as follows : 

REPORTS OF PRESBYTERY'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

I. Report of the Home Missions Committee for Six Months 
Ending March 31, 1933 

The Home Mission fields of the Presbytery have all been regu- 
larly supplied for the past six months, and the reports from the 
workers reveal that a steady progress is being made by most of 
them. 

Thirty-six churches and five mission points have had regular 
services. There w^ere fifty-six professions of faith in Christ, forty- 
one additions by profession and twenty-eight by letter. Thirty-five 
Sabbath Schools were maintained. With the exception of six 
churches, all made the Every Member Canvass. None paid the 
apportionments in full. The church and manse property is reported 



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in good condition. Repairs were made on several manses and 
churches during the period. 

Recommendations 

1. That Cameron Hill and Rock Branch Churches be permit- 
ted to secure a worker for that field till the next Stated Meeting 
of Presbytery at no expense to the Presbytery, on terms agreeable 
to both parties. 

2. That the Presbytery apply for the same amount of aid from 
the Home Mission Fund of the Synod as for last year. 

3. That Rev. Neill Mclnnis be permitted to supply the Parkton 
Church until March 31, 1934, on terms agreeable to the minister 
and the church. 

4. That Rev. G. W. Hanna be permitted to serve Centre Church 
until March 31, 1934, on the same terms as prevail at present, 

5. That only those fields receiving aid from Home Mission 
Funds are considered Home Mission fields. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

II. Report of Stewardship Committee 

Your Committee on Stewardship submits the following report : 
Forty churches made reports of Every Member Canvass. Forty- 
three churches made no report. Forty churches report subscrip- 
tions amounting to : 

Benevolences - $ 8,140 

Current Expenses 20,240 

Recommendations 

That Presbytery adopt the following percentage schedule for 
the distribution of benevolent funds for the year 1933-1934: (See 
back cover) 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

III. Report of Committee on Religious Education 
A. Department of Sunday School Work 

Ninety churches reported a total enrollment of 10,500. There 
were added to the church on confession from the Sunday School 
319. The total contributions of all Sunday Schools were $10,347 ; of 
this amount, $6,604 was contributed for current expenses ; $2,962 for 
denominational benevolences, and miscellaneous contributions 
amounted to $781. 

Eleven Sunday Schools reported having Vacation Bible Schools 
with a total enrollment of 1,308. 

The Committee suggests that pastors and sessions be urged to 
give special consideration to the gifts of the Sunday Schools to 
benevolences and work out some definite plan for Sunday Schools 
to give to benevolences, giving special attention to the causes sug- 
gested as special benevolences of the Sunday Schools by the As- 
sembly. 

The Committee suggests that all churches co-operate with the 



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sub-chairman on Sunday School work in putting on Workers' Train- 
ing Schools in the Presbytery during the fall. 
Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

B. Department of Young People's Work 

Thirty-nine societies for Seniors with a total membership of 
1,040, 28 of these affiliated with the P. Y. P. L., gave to benevolences 
a total of $300 and other contributions of $465, making a total of 
$765. These societies reported 30 pra3^er bands, 68 tithers, 40 study 
classes. 

Nine Junior societies reported a membership of 262 with total 
contributions of $57. 

Recommendations 

1. That the young people be encouraged to contribute to the 
benevolences of the church more than in the past. 

2. That our young people be urged to use the Program Builder 
and other literature from our Richmond office. 

3. That our Presbyterial Conference for Young People be held 
at Flora Macdonald College, June 5-10, 1933. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. McLEOD, Chairman. 

C. Department of Men's Work 

The reports on Religious Education, including the Men's Work, 
have been received from twenty-eight churches. Of this number, 
six report the Men of the Church organized in some form, including 
Antioch, Bethesda, St. Pauls, Laurinburg and Fayetteville. These 
organizations are promoting, to a greater or lesser degree. Men's 
Work along the line of the Assembly plan. 

Twenty-five churches report Men's Bible Qasses, the activities 
of which are limited to the study of the Sunday 'School lesson. 

Presbytery is asked to hear pastors of churches having Men's 
Work organizations as to the value of the organization to them 
and to their churches. 

Inasmuch as the General Assembly has made Men's Work a 
part of the Executive Committee on Religious Education, your 
Committee recommends that this change be made in the organiza- 
tion of the work of the Presbytery in order to be in harmony with 
the Assembly's plan. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. BEDINGER, Chairman. 

IV. Report of Committee on Woman's Work 

The work for the year has indeed been very satisfactory. While 
there has been a slight decrease over last year in the number of 
study classes, prayer bands and family altars, there has been an 
increase in other directions, such as readers of Survey, readers of 
church papers, etc. It is to be remembered that in our spiritual 
tasks we are dealing with intangibles which no summary of figures 
can compute. During the past year there has been a deepening 
of the spiritual life among the women of the Presbytery and in 



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many instances their faithful services have been rendered at a cost 
of sacrificial consecration. 

Contributions w^ere as follov^s : 
Foreign Missions $2,581 

Assembly's Home Missions 1,263 

Birthday Gift (A. H. M. Schools in Ky.) 701 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 721 

Religious Education and Publication 141 

Assembly's Training School 65 

Bible Cause 69 

Synod's Home Missions 664 

Orphans' Home 1,725 

Educational Institutions 1,244 

Presbytery's Home Missions 780 

AuxiHary Special Benevolences 1,219 

Total Benevolences $11,173 $11,173 

Local Church Work — $ 4,929 

Miscellaneous Contributions 1^730 

Total $ 6,659 $ 6,659 

Grand Total All Contributions $17,832 

Decrease in contributions as compared with last year $ 4,136 

Amount per capita 5 

Recommendation 

That the Auxiliaries be commended for their loyalty and faith- 
fulness. I would report that the Chairman of your Committee car- 
ried the greetings of the Presbytery to the Presbyterial which met 
at Maxton, April 11. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. BLACK, Chairman. 

The Special Committee on Evangelism made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

This Committee met in the Raeford Church, December 15, 1932, 
and made out a program for the work in the Presbytery. The 
plan contemplates bringing the subject of Evangelism to the indi- 
vidual members of the churches as forcibly as possible. 

To this end, a conference of the pastors of the Presbytery was 
called for January 10, 1933, at 10 o'clock, in the Raeford Church. 
Discussions of topics relating to Evangelism were led by Rev. 
Messrs. W. M. McLeod, J. B. Black, S. H. Fulton, A. W. Dick, and 
W. M. Fairley. There were round-table discussions of these topics 
and others of similar nature: "Man's Personal Need," "God's Rem- 
edy for Those Needs," "The Personal Responsibility of Christians 
for Men, "The Need of Prayer and the Confession of Sin," and "The 
Preparation for Personal Work" were the subjects discussed by 
those leading in the program. 

Three Regional Conferences, one at Laurinburg, another at 



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Fayetteville, and a third at Lillington, were held to which the min- 
isters, elders, deacons, Auxiliary leaders, and officers of Young 
People's and Men's Work from contiguous territory were invited. 
The programs were in charge of the local pastor and others of 
his selection. At each of these conferences, Rev. Eugene Alexander, 
Chairman of the Committee on Stewardshipj presented the cause 
of his Committee. 

The last step in the program is that the campaign be carried 
to the individual church through the following (suggested) program : 

1. The pastor to call officers together for confession and re- 
consecration, making use of pledge cards. 

2. Lead the congregation, through preaching and prayer meet- 
ing services, especially for the Church-Wide Program of Evangelism, 
to confession and reconsecration, using pledge cards. 

3. Class in Personal Work. (It is intended that the above 
program be carried out as far as possible in the Auxiliaries and 
Young People's Societies.) 

4. Arrange for evangelistic services, taking an offering for 
the expense of the campaign in the Presbytery, and sending offer- 
ing and results of evangelistic meeting to Rev. L. A. McLaurin, 
Rowland, N. C. 

5. Arrange for following up the work. 

Quite a number of the ministers have offered their services for 
these evangelistic meetings, and your Committee will assign these 
brethren to churches desiring their services upon request. 

It would appear that the general preparations of the campaign 
have been completed, and it remains now for each pastor and every 
officer to carry the campaign on to the last man in the last church. 
The responsibility for the work rests here. 

This kind of work can be done only through prayer and fasting. 
"Ask and ye shall receive." 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

The commission appointed to visit the Elise Church 
made the following report, which was received and the 
commission discharged : 

REPORT OF COMMISSION 

The Commission met, pursuant to previous announcement, on 
April 5, 1933, in the Elise Presbyterian Church, Hemp, N. C, at 
9:30 A. M., April 11, 1933. Present: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Chairman, 
Rev. J. F. Menius, Rev. Eugene Alexander, with Elders Neill McKay 
and O. L. Johnson. After being called to order by the Chairman, it 
was opened with prayer by Rev. J. F. Menius. Rev. Eugene Alex- 
ander was appointed Clerk of the Commission. The Chairman 
charged the Commission. 

The minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery appointing the Com- 
mission were read and are as follows : "At the request of the pastor 
and congregation of the Elise Presbyterian Church, the following 
Commission was appointed to visit the Elise Church and adjust mat- 
ters between the church and pastor : Ministers, Rev. C. A. Lawrence, 
Chairman, J. F. Menius, Eugene Alexander and G. F. Kirkpatrick; 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY Z7 



Elders W. T. Covington and Dr. P. P. McCain; alternates, Neill 
McKay and O. L. Johnson; three ministers and one ruHng elder 
to constitute a quorum. This Commission was empowered to act 
with judicial authority in accordance with sections 92, 93 and 94 
of the 'Book of Church Order' and was instructed to visit this 
church as soon as possible." 

The following resolution setting forth the method of procedure 
was adopted unanimously: 

1. That the Commission is deeply conscious of the delicate and 
important responsibility committed to it and jipproaches its duties, 
with warmest sympathy for all concerned, in a spirit of prayer for 
Divine guidance. 

2. That the Commission recognizes the fact that, in the absence 
of specific charges against anyone, no judicial process has been 
begun at this time. 

3. That it is the sense of the Commission that members of the 
congregation or other interested parties should be heard first, the 
pastor and his representatives afterwards, any or all parties to be 
examined by the Commission, with the sole idea of establishing the 
facts of the situation and with such liimtations of time for each that 
the Commission shall determine. 

4. That in the interest of peace and harmony it is deemed wise 
that only the Commission should be present during the examination 
of either party. 

5. That after hearing all parties concerned, the Commission 
give consideration to all facts before it, each member expressing 
his opinions before a vote is taken, the decision made, and published 
and the record of the proceedings approved, all in as expeditious 
a manner as possible. 

Rev. J. F. Menius made the following motion, which was duly 
seconded and carried unanimously : "That the Commission hear the 
officers and members of the Elise Church desiring to be heard, first; 
and the pastor, Rev. M. D. Newton, and his friends present and 
desiring to be heard, second ; that thirty minutes each be allowed 
the two groups to make any statements desired; that the Commis- 
sion ask any questions desired following the statements." 

There appeared before the Commission the following four rul- 
ing elders and three deacons with other members of the Elise 
Church : Elders E. A. West, principal Elise School ; W. S. Evans, 
superintendent Elise School; Dr. McDuffie and Mr. Hill; Deacons 
D. D. McCrimmon, E. R. Brown and Mr. Brown. Messrs. McCrim- 
mon. Brown, Evans, West and Dr. McDuffie made brief statements 
as to existing conditions in the Elise Church. All present were 
invited to make any statements desired. The members of the 
Commission questioned several of the parties present. The thirty 
minutes allotted were not exceeded. No statements in writing were 
presented and no specific charges preferred. All parties were then 
excused. 

The pastor, Rev. M. D. Newton, appeared before the Commis- 
sion and made a statement using thirty-two minutes. The Com- 
mission then questioned Rev. M. D. Newton briefly, allowing him 
an extra thirty-minute period for his answers and the completion 
of his supplemental statements. No statements in writing were 
presented and no specific charges were preferred. 



38 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



In view of previous statements made before the Commission 
and in courtesy to them and their pastor, Rev. M. D, Newton, friends 
from the Bensalem Church, desiring to be heard, were permitted 
to appear and make statements and were questioned by members of 
the Commission. Among those present and heard were Elders N. J. 
Carter, McDuffie and Dowd. No statements in writing were pre- 
sented. 

The Commission called for further examination Messrs. Evans, 
West, Hill, McCrimmon, Brown and Miss Isabella McLeod, the last 
named a member of the faculty of the Elise School. 

Rev. M. D. Newton, having completed his statement previously 
and the Commission not wishing to examine him further, was not 
heard again. 

Having heard all parties present and desiring to be heard, the 
Commission considered the facts before it and after an expression 
of opinion by each member of the Commission, by unanimous con- 
sent, the Chairman was instructed to confer with Mr. Newton pri- 
vately and give him the opportunity of presenting his resignation 
as pastor of the Elise Church. Mr. Newton appeared before the 
Commission and declined. He was excused. The Commission voted. 

The following unanimous decision was rendered : 

1. That the pastoral relation existing between the Ehse Presby- 
terian Church and Rev. M. D. Newton be and is hereby dissolved. 

2. That Rev. M. D. Newton be allowed to occupy the manse 
until the first day of September, 1933, if he desires. 

3. That the Elise Church complete payment of salary of $350.00 
to Rev. M. D. Newton for the fiscal year 1932-1933, by September 1, 
1933, or by the date he vacates the manse. 

The decision was announced to the officers and members of the 
Elise Church in a body and to Rev. M. D. Newton privately. The 
officers and members of the Elise Church present concurred in the 
arrangement as to salary and use of the manse. 

Rev. M. D. Newton served notice that he would make complaint 
to the Synod of North Carolina. 

The minutes were read and approved. The Commission ad- 
journed with prayer by the Chairman. 

(Signed) C. A. LAWRENCE, Chairman. 
EUGENE ALEXANDER, Clerk. 
April 11, 1933. 

The Committee on Synod's Home Missions made a re- 
port, which was received as information. 
Presbytery took recess mitil 7:30 P. M. 

First Day — Night Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 P. M., and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

Presbytery's Committee on Educational Institutions 
made a verbal report, which was received as information. 
In connection with this report, Rev. H. G. Bedinger was 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 39 



heard in the interest of Flora Macdonald College, and Mr. 
E. A. West in the interest of Elise School. 

The Presbyterial sermon was preached by Rev. A. W. 
Dick, using as his text, John 12:32 and 19:17, on the sub- 
ject of ''Evangelism." 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 8:45 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery assembled at 8:45 A. M., and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

Resolutions 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved : That Fayetteville Presbytery urge upon trustees the 
importance of exercising due care in loaning funds, that the strictest 
business principles be observed. 

The following resolutions were adopted : 

Resolved : 

1. That Presbytery call attention to the duty of each church 
to pay a proportional part of the expenses of Presbytery, Synod 
and the General Assembly. 

2. That Presbytery considers this obligation equally binding 
with other current expenses of the church. 

3. That the Stated Clerk send a copy of these resolutions to 
the churches which appear to have overlooked this obligation in 
neglecting to pay the annual assessment. 

The Committee on Synod's Educational Institutions 
made a report, which was received as information. 

The Committee on Synod's Minutes made a report, 
which was received as information in part and in part was 
referred to the Committee on Religious Education and in 
part to the Committee on Stewardship. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

1. The sessional records of the following churches were ap- 
proved without exception : Providence, Spence, Vass, Wildwood, 
Montpelier, Laurinburg, Cameron Hill, Eureka, Galatia, Raeford, 
Cypress, Erwin, Pembroke, Church in the Pines, Bluff, Laurel Hill, 
Philippi, Smyrna, Bethesda, Dunn, Culdee, Hebron, Comfort, Union, 
Fayetteville First, Sunnyside, Church of the Covenant, Lumber 
Bridge, lona, Rowland, Fairmont, Rex, Cape Fear, Highland, Jack- 



40 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



son Springs, Antioch, Bethel, Four Oaks, St. Pauls, Centre, McMil- 
lan, Lumberton, Lillington, Pinehurst, Dundarrach, Bunnlevel, Sar- 
dis, Palestine, Westminster. 

2. The sessional records of the following churches were ap- 
proved with the exceptions noted in the books : Raven Rock, Park- 
ton, Midway, Hope Mills, McPherson, Shiloh, Benson, Sherwood, 
West End, Grove, Mt. Pisgah, Rock Branch, Ephesus, Manley, Phil- 
adelphus, Mt. Tabor, Leaflet, Buies Creek, Godwin, Big Rockfish, 
Lakeview, Bensalem, Spies, Eagle Springs, Ashpole, Carthage, Elise, 
Red Springs, Cameron, and Maxton. 

3. The sessional records of the following churches were not 
presented for review : Barbecue, Campbellton, Coats, Elrod, Flat 
Branch, Gibson, Horseshoe, Longstreet, Naomi, Priest Hill, Sandy 
Grove, and South Fayetteville. 

The Historical Committee presented an Historical 
Sketch of Cameron Church, which was received and ordered 
placed in the archives of the Presbytery. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report, which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee has compared a copy of the printed Minutes 
of the 1932 Fall Meeting of Presbytery with the written minutes 
and finds that a true copy has been made. The Committee recom- 
mends that the printed copy be accepted as the official Minutes of 
the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. LEMMON, Chairman. 
The Standing Committee on Nominations made the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS 

Your Committee on Nominations recommends : 

1. That the following succeed themselves as trustees of Flora 
Macdonald College : Rev. W. M. McLeod, Hon. A. W. McLean, and 
Messrs. Edwin Morgan and John M. Brown. 

2. That Messrs. J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue succeed 
themselves as trustees of Sandy Grove Church and that Mr. Frank 
Cameron be appointed to fill the unexpired term of Mr. S. J. Cam- 
eron, deceased. 

3. That Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick be elected Historian of the 
Presbytery to succeed Rev. E. L. Siler, resigned. 

4. That Mr. Francis Coxe, Mr. Ralph Purcell and Miss Kate 
McKenzie be appointed trustees for the property of Old Lebannon 
Church Cemetery. 

5. That the three names now on our Men's Work Committee 
be transferred to the Committee on Religious Education. 

6. That Rev. James Appleby be appointed on the Examination 
Committee for Church History in place of Rev. B. F. Bedinger, 
removed. 

7. That Rev. W. J. Huneycutt be appointed to preach the Pres- 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 41 



byterial Sermon for the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery, sug- 
gested theme : "The Christian Sabbath." 

8. That the following women, nominated by the Presbyterial, 
be appointed on the Committee on Religious Education, Department 
of Young People's Work : Mrs. J. L. Norris and Mrs. W. D. Johnson. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures recommends that we 
answer the propositions of the Moderator of the General Assembly 
as follows : 

1. Regarding economy in overtures to the Assembly in the 
affirmative. 

2. That the Commissioners to the Assembly consider only such 
matters as are compelling, this in interest of saving time, in the 
affirmative. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. BAIN, Chairman. 

Rev. J. A. Caligan, of Mecklenburg Presbytery, and 
Rev. James Caligan, of Concord Presbytery, were intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have 500 copies of 
the Minutes of Presbytery and a sufficient number of the 
copies of the Docket printed. 

A request from Rev. I. N. Clegg asking that he be 
excused from attending this meeting of Presbytery and 
that he be granted permission to labor outside the bounds 
of Presbytery until the next Stated Meeting of Presby- 
tery was received and both requests granted. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies recommends : 

1. That Bensalem Church be granted the privilege of chang- 
ing the terms of its call to read $400 instead of $500 a year. 

2. That Rev. E. D. McMahan, who has been supplying the St. 
Pauls Church, be granted permission to continue to supply that 
church on terms agreeable to himself and the church. 

3. That Rev. C. A. Lawrence be granted permission to serve 
Manley Church as state.d supply until the Fall Meeting of Presby- 
tery on terms agreeable to the parties concerned. 



42 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



4. That the call of the Maxton Church to Rev. James Appleby 
for full time service at a salary of $1,800.00 a year and free use of 
the manse, be found in order and placed in Mr. Appleby's hands. 

5. That Rev. F. M. Bain be granted permission to serve as 
stated supply of Lumber Bridge and Rex Churches until the next 
Spring Meeting of Presbytery, on terms agreeable to the minister 
and the churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The call from the Maxton Church for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Rev. James Appleby was placed in his hands and 
he signified his acceptance of the call. The following com- 
mission was appointed to install Mr. Appleby on May 7, 
1933, at 11 o'clock: Ministers: Rev. Messrs. L. A. McLaurin, 
R. G. Matheson, and S. H. Fulton ; Ruling Elder Lock Blue 
with L. L. McGoogan alternate, with Rev. John B. Reily, 
of Mecklenburg, to be invited to take part in the installa- 
tion. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence was elected Chairman of the Pro- 
gram Committee for the next Stated Meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

Presbytery took recess until 10:45 A. M. 

Presbytery reassembled at 10:45 A. M., and engaged in 
the Centennial Services of the Antioch Church. Rev. J. A. 
Caligan, of Wadesboro, N. C, a former pastor of this 
church, preached the Centennial Sermon. His subject was 
"Evangelism." An Historical Sketch of Antioch Church 
was read by Mr. W. C. Hodgin. A message from Mrs. 
Mary B. McLean was read by Mr. Ed McLean. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen, on the part of Presbytery, re- 
sponded to the "Historical Sketch." 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

Second Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. W. S. Golden. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made a report, 
which was received as information. 

Presbytery requested of Mr. W. C. Hodgin that he fur- 
nish the Presbytery with a copy of the Historical Sketch 
of Antioch Church read at the Centennial Services, with 
any additional material he may be able to add, and that a 
copy be placed in the archives of the Presbytery and a 
copy sent to the Historical Foundation, Montreat, N. C. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 43 



The Committee on Resolutions made the following re- 
port, which was adopted by a rising vote : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Committee on Resolutions desires to make the following 
report : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville wishes to record its deep appre- 
ciation of the gracious hospitality extended by the pastor and con- 
gregation of the Antioch Church, for its splendid entertainment and 
provision of bounty. Everything possible has been done to make 
our stay arrjong you comfortable and profitable. We shall always 
recall with pleasure our sojourn among you. That God's richest 
blessing rest upon this church and its pastor is our final word of 
prayer as we bid you farewell. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DIXON Mcdonald, chairman. 

Bensalem Church was selected as the place of meeting 
for the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery. The time for 
the meeting was left for the Program Committee to ar- 
range. 

Presbytery commissioned Rev. C. G. Vardell to visit 
the Elise Church, Hemp, N. C, to preach and declare the 
pulpit vacant. 

The roll was called and the absentees noted. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn, 
prayer, and the benediction, to meet in the Bensalem 
Church at a time to be fixed by the Program Committee. 
E. L. BARBER, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : C M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 

Note : The date for the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery has 
been arranged by the Program Committee for October 3, 1933, 
11 :00 A. M. 

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF ANTIOCH CHURCH 

Antioch Church, of Red Springs, N. C, was organized March 
10, 1833, by Rev. Archibald Buie. It is properly a continuation of 
the old Raft Swamp Church in what was then Robeson County. 
The present house of worship stands near the spot where the first 
church was built in 1833, on the west side of the Great Raft Swamp 
and on the road which was formerly the great mail route from 
Fayetteville, N. C, to Cheraw, S. C. The first elders were James 
Smith, Sr., a native of Ireland; Archibald I. Currie, Randal Currie, 
Esq., and Angus Currie, Sr., the two latter natives of Scotland. 

As soon as the people had a house in which to worship God, 



44 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



they procured a library and organized a Sabbath School, June 23, 
1833. 

The Rev. Hector McLean, just graduated from Union Theolog- 
ical Seminary, began preaching in this field December 9, 1832, pre- 
vious to the organizing of the church. He preached from a tem- 
porary stand in the grove and his first sermon was on the text : 
"The wages of sin is death." He was called as the first pastor of 
the church and continued until 1889, the space of fifty-six years, 
this being his only pastorate. 

The first Communion Service was held the first Sabbath of 
October, 1833, and the first Sabbath of October has always been 
observed as Communion Sabbath to the present time. The pastor 
was assisted in this service by John Mclntyre^^ev. Archibald Mc- 
Queen and Rev. Joseph Brown. "It was a time when God was 
pleased to pour out His Spirit. Souls were convicted — and many 
were converted to God. — During its progress, no sound could be 
heard but the sobbings of the heaving heart that was in agony on 
account of sin." 

From his diary and from other sources, we learn of the abund- 
ant labors of "Father McLean." He preached at Antioch two Sab- 
baths each month for the mere pittance of $200 per year, making 
his living by working on his farm. He took an active part in the 
Sabbath School and prayer meeting. He was a promoter and, for 
several years, a principal of Antioch Academy. During his whole 
life, he was keenly interested in the success of this school. He was 
president of the first temperance society ever formed in this sec- 
tion. The secret of his life is in the fact that he was pre-eminently 
a man of prayer. His diary breathes an atmosphere of prayer on 
every page. He not only prayed for his friends in distress and 
error; but like his Master, he prayed for his enemies, for in his 
diary we read: "Antioch Church was greatly injured by Sherman's 
army, and our Sabbath School library was either destroyed or taken 
away. May God forgive them and bring them to repentance. May 
God sanctify these trials to us." 

A part of Sherman's army camped on the church grounds. Some 
of them wrote in the pulpit Bible and hymn book, these books still 
being in the possession of the congregation. The pews of the church 
and parts of Antioch Academy were used to make a corduroy 
road over the Swamp for the transportation of the artillery. 

For about one year prior to "Father McLean's" death in 1889, he 
was assisted by Rev. J. M. Clark, then a seminary student. From 
the death of " Father McLean," Mr. Clark served as stated supply 
and as pastor for about three years. 

Since the resignation of Mr. Clark, Antioch has been served 
by the following pastors : 

Rev. S. M. Rankin, 1894-1897; Rev. D. W. Fox, one year, 1897; 
Rev. C. F. Rankin, 1899-1901; Rev. J. A. Caligan, 1902-1907; Rev. 
W. T. Walker, 1907-1910; Rev. V. R. Gaston, 1910-1916; Rev. J. W. 
Goodman, 1917-1924; Rev. Geo. W. Hanna, 1924 to the present time. 

Antioch has furnished the following to the gospel ministry : 
Rev. James A. Smith, Rev. John Gilbert Conoly, Rev. Chas. E. 
Hodgin, D.D., Revs. Archie McLauchlin, Muldro McLauchHn, Mur- 
phy McLauchlin, and Rev. D. A. McNeill. The three McLauchlins 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 45 



are brothers, a rather rare contribution for one family to make to 
this exalted profession. 

Special sessions of outstanding revivals have been experienced 
in Antioch. In 1894, Rev. Archibald McQueen assisted the pastor 
in special services v^hen there seems to have been an outpouring 
of the Holy Spirit when thirty-seven adults united with the church. 
In 1877, there was a gracious outpouring of the Holy Spirit when 
fifty-seven new members were added to the church, many of them 
adults and some approaching the sunset of their career. The preach- 
ing on this occasion was by two brothers. Revs. Archibald and Mar- 
tin McQueen. Again in 1885, Rev. Archibald McQueen assisted 
by Roger Martin conducted a revival when forty-four new mem- 
bers were added to the church. 

"In this community, the fire of pariotism has ever been kept 
burning. In the dark days of the sixties, her sons rallied forth to 
defend homes and firesides, and many of them sacrificed their lives 
on their country's altar. In 1898, she was represented in the Span- 
ish-American War. Again in 1918 in the great World War, she 
was represented by her sons on many battle fronts. From this con- 
flict all returned, save one, Thomas W. Leggette, who died of pneu- 
monia in January, 1919, in the U. S. Navy." 

The Woman's Auxiliary was organized February 26, 1835. It 
was called the Antioch Female Missionary Association, Auxiliary to 
the Central Board of Foreign Missions. Their zeal was shown by 
the fact that on one occasion three gold rings were handed in for 
benevolences, and on another occasion mention is made of two gold 
rings and a breastpin. 

The Christian Endeavor Society was organized by Rev. V. R. 
Gaston. The Junior League was organized by Mrs. G. W. Hanna 
in 1925. Both societies have given splendid training to our young 
people. 

On this, the one hundredth anniversary of her existence, being 
at epace with sister denominations^ Antioch commends to rising 
generations her spirit of brotherly love, and bids them cherish her 
priceless traditions as an heirloom for the generations yet to follow. 

(Condensed from the Historical Sketch prepared by Mr. W. C. 
Hodgin and read at Antioch Centennial, April 19, 1933.) 



46 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS 

1923 C. M. Gibbs J. A. Hodgin 

E. C. Murray L. L. McGirt 

G. F. Kirkpatrick A. C. McDonald 

W. E. Hill J. H. Kennedy 

1924 W. C. Brown W. J. Currie 

J. F. Menius Edgar Hall 

1925 A. R. McQueen A. R. McEachern 

R. G. Matheson J. B. McCallum 

V. G. Smith 

E. B. Carr 

1926 F. M. Bain ^.D. C. Gillis 

D. L. Jones D. M. Stewart 

Neill Mclnnis J. M. Wilson 

G. E. Morehouse 

1927 J. B. Black John M. Brown 

R. A. McLeod D. M. Fairley 

C. B. Craig S. W. Wilson 

1928 C. M. Gibbs McLean Campbell 

G. W. Hanna N. D. M. Qark 

L. A. McLaurin Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1929 E. L. Siler _. L. Calhoun 

A. J. McKelway D. A. McLaughlin 

J. F. Menius John W. Graham 

1930 W. L. Foley H. C Cameron 

G. F. Kirkpatrick--^ Ernest Graham 

J. Lee McLean Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1931 W. M. Fairley J. A. Hodgin 

W. M. McLeod K. A. McDonald 

F. C. Symonds C. G. Rose 

1932 A. D. Carswell D. A. Huffines 

L N. Clegg M. C. McDonald 

W. S. Golden L. L. McGoogan 



CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

David Fairley Blue, Jr., Wm. Patrick Boyle, James Thomas 
Ellis, Jr., James A. Jones, Duncan D. McBryde, J. Pender McBryde, 
Barney E. McLean, Charles F. McRae, Frederick V. Poag, John 
Murphy Smith, and Walter G. Sugg, Jr. — 11. 







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2. Stewardship: Eugene Alexander, Chairman (1935) ; H. W. Koel- 
ling (1933), J. M. Lemmon (1934). 

3. Religious Education: E. L. Barber, Chairman (1935) ; W. M 
McLeod (1934) ; Neill Mclnnis (1934) ; C. G. Rose (1934) ; S. H. 
Fulton (1933) ; J. Talbot Johnson (1933) ; K. A. McDonald (1935) ; 
H. G. Bedinger (1934) ; W. A. West (1933) ; A. W. Dick (1935) ; 
Mrs. J. L. Norris (1936) ; Mrs. W. D. Johnson (1936). 

4. Woman's Work: J. B. Black, Chairman (1934) ; C. A. Lawrence 
(1933); G. W. Hanna (1935). 

II. Permanent Committees 

1. Assembly's Work: C. S. Matthews, Chairman (1934), F. M. 
Bain (1933), Foreign Missions; R. G. Matheson (1935), Assem- 
bly's Home Mission; D. L. Jones (1934), Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief; M. D. Newton (1933), Bible Cause; M. D. 
McNeill (1935), General Assembly's Minutes. 

2. Synod's Work: A. D. Carswell, Chairman (1934), L. Smith 
(1933), Synod's Home Missions; W. M. Fairley (1935), Educa- 
tional Institutions; A. T. Lassiter (1935), Orphans' Home; J. C. B. 
McLaughlin (1933), Minutes of Synod. 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Programs: C. A. Lawrence, Chairman, Pastor of Host 
Church, Stated Clerk, and the Chairmen of the four Execu- 
tive Committees constitute this Committee. 

(2) State of Religion: E. L. Siler, Chairman (1934); W. E. 
Snipes (1933) ; Neill Mclnnis (1935). 

(3) Business: C. M. Gibbs, Chairman (1934) ; C. J. McCallum 
(1933), Auditing; J. C. B. McLaughlin (1935), Sessional 
Records. 

(4) Historical Committee: G. F. Kirkpatrick (1934), Chairman; 
A. R. McQueen (1934). 

(5) Educational Institutions: S. H. Fulton (1934), Chairman; 
W. M. Fairley (1933) ; A. R. McQueen (1935) ; Edgar Hall 
(1935). 

(6) Printed Minutes: J. M. Lemmon, Chairman (1935) ; Dixon 
McDonald (1933) ; G. E. Morehouse (1934). 

(7) Leave of Absence: L N. Qegg, Chairman (1935); W. J. 
Huneycutt (1933); L. Smith (1934). 

III. Special Committees 

1. On Long Street Church: W. M. Fairley, Chairman, D. M. Fair- 
ley, F. M. Bain, D. J. Ray. 

2. On Evangelism: A. R. McQueen, Chairman, L. A. McLaurin, 
Secretary-Treasurer, H. G. Bedinger, W. M. Fairley, Ernest 
Graham, L. L. McGoogan. 

IV. Examniation Committees 

1. Theology: E. L. Siler, A. R. McQueen, and W. M. Fairley. 

2. Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, James Appleby. 

3. Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, and D. L. Jones. 



4. English Bible: J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna and E. B. Carr. 



Moral Science and Philosophy: 

and J. F. Menius. 



G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Barber 



6. Natural Science: C G. Vardell, A. W. Dick and H. G. Bedinger. 

7. Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and J. C. B. Mc- 
Laughlin. 

V. Presbyterial Sermon 

Next Stated Meeting: Rev. W. J. Huneycutt. Subject: "The Chris- 
tian Sabbath." 



The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1933, as approved by Presby- 
tery, vvrith the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds are to 
be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of the 
total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equahze the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 



Cause 



Per Cent 



Treasurer 



Foreign Missions 3L4 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.6 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 7.8 

Religious Education 2.7 

Assembly's Training School .9 

Bible Cause .6 

Synod's Home Missions 10.0 

Schools and Colleges 8.7 

Union Theological Sem 1.3 

Orphans' Home 7.5 

Presbytery's H. Missions 12.5 



Mr. Edvvin F. Willis, Box 330, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 
Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Rev. W. H. Hopper, 410 Urban 
Building, Louisville, Ky. 

Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St, 
Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 
Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 
House, New York City. 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 
N. C 



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MINUTES 

of 



Fayettevil le 
Presbytery 




CALLED MEETINGS AT FAYETTEVILLE AND 

GREENSBORO 

AND 

TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIRST STATED MEETING 

AT BENSALEM CHURCH 



Fall, 1933 



Next Stated Meeting at Bethesda Church, 
April 17, 1934, 11:00 A. M. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator — Rev. C A. Lawrence Vass 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C M. Gibbs (1935) Erwin 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1935) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius Lillington 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1935) Rowland 

Historian — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Exit Fall 1934— W. M. Fairley. 
Exit Fall 1935— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall 1936— W. A. West. 
Exit Fall 1937— K. A. McDonald. 

II. Elise Academy 

Exit Fall 1934— W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron and C D. Hutaff. 
Exit Fall 1935— R. G. Matheson, J. Talbot Johnson and A. D. Mc- 

Lauchlin. 
Exit Fall 1936 — Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Charles Rankin and Mrs. 

J. H. Suttenfield. 
Exit Fall 1937— D. D. McCrimmon and J. R. McQueen. 
Trustee-at-Large — ^John Kennedy. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Exit Spring 1934 — E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest Gra- 
ham and W. T. Covington. 

Exit Spring 1935— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, A. R. Mc- 
Queen and Jesse Gibson. 

Exit Spring 1936 — W. M. McLeod, Edwin Morgan, A. W. McLean 
and John M. Brown. 

Trustees-at-Large — Col. John Gribble and Hiram Grantham. 

IV. Donaldson Academy 

C G. Rose, Claude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, diaries Rankin, 
Dr. D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Stedman, A. R. McQueen, L. A. 
McLaurin, H. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall and W. M. Fairley. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Exit Spring 1934 — George Patterson. 

Exit Spring 1935 — Frank Cameron and Neill A. McFayden. 

Exit Spring 1936 — J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue. 

VI. Presbytery 

C G. Rose (1934), Chairman; A. R. McEachern (1934), Chas. Ran- 
kin (1934). 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 

Francis Coxe (1936), Ralph Purcell (1936), Miss Kate McKenzie 
(1936). 

COMMITTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

Note — The terms of office of all committee members expire at 
the Stated Fall Meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated in 
the parenthesis following the name. 

I. Executive Committees 
1. Presbytery's Home Mission: A. R. McQueen, Chairman (1934) ; 
C M. Gibbs (1934), O. L. Johnson (1934), L. A. McLaurin (1933), 
F. M. Bain (1936), J. B. McCallum, Jr. (1936), W. S. Golden 
(1935), W. J. Huneycutt (1935), L. L. McGoogan (1935). 
(Continued on inside back cover) 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, Aug. 1, 1933. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session at 10:00 
A. M., in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. T. C. Croker. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. A. McLaurin, D, L. Jones, C. M. Gibbs, T. C. 
Croker, E. L. Barber, and H. G. Bedinger — 6. 

Ruling Elder: J. A. McArthur, McPherson— 1. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Aberdeen, N. C, July 10, 1933. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the First Presby- 
terian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on August 1, 1933, at 10:00 A. M., 
to transact the following business : 

1. To act upon recommendations of Presbytery's Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

2. To act upon any matters growing out of the above recom- 
mendations. 

(Signed) E. L. BARBER, Moderator. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief submitted the following recommendations which 
were adopted : 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends : 

1. That Presbytery approve the application of Mrs. Helen Camp 
Matthews for aid from Ministerial Relief funds at the rate of $100.00 
for one year from June 1, 1933. 

2. That Presbytery approve the applications of Barney E. Mc- 
Lean and J. Murphy Smith for loans of $60.00 each from the Assem- 
bly's Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. L. A. Mc- 
Laurin. 

E. L. BARBER, Moderator. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



52 AlINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, Aug. 25, 1933. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, at 10:00 
A. M., and was called to order by Rev. D. L. Jones, the last 
Moderator present, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, D. L. Jones, C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Huney- 
cutt, D. M. Clark, C. A. Lawrence, and A. W. Dick— 7. 

Ruling Elders: C. G. Priest, Lakeview; J. A. McArthur, Mc- 
Pherson; E. L. McNeill, Vass— 3. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Aberdeen, N. C, Aug. 14, 1933. 



The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a meeting of Eayetteville Presbytery to meet in the First Presby- 
terian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, August 25, 1933, at 10:00 A. M., 
to transact the following business, if the way be clear : 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relationship between Rev. M. D. 
Newton and the Bensalem, Spies and Eagle Springs Churches. 

2. To dismiss Rev. M. D. Newton at his request to Transylvania 
Presbytery. 

3. To act upon recommendations of the Presbytery's Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, asking aid for candi- 
dates for the ministry. 

4. To transact any business growing out of the above. 

(Signed) E. L. BARBER, Moderator. 



The following recommendation of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief was adopted: 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends that Presbytery approve the application of Candidate 
W. P. Boyle for a $60.00 loan from the Assembly's Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 53 



Rev. M. D. Newton offered his resignation by com- 
munication with the Stated Clerk, as pastor of the Eagle 
Springs, Spies and Bensalem Churches. It appearing that 
the churches concurred with Mr. NcAvton in this request, 
the request was granted and the pastoral relationship was 
dissolved. 

At his own request, Rev. M. D. Newton was granted a 
letter of dismission to Transylvania Presbytery. 

The Minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

D. L. JONES, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 

PRO RE NATA MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Greensboro, N. C, Sept. 6, 1933. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met by order of Synod in spe- 
cial session at the Woman's College of the University of 
North Carolina at 1 :45 P. M., Rev. E. L. Barber, Moder- 
ator, presiding, and was opened with prayer by Rev. W. M. 
McLeod. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: E. L. Barber, W. M. Fairley, W. S. Golden, W. J. 
Huneycutt, R. G. Matheson, W. M. McLeod, A. W. Dick, D. L. 
Jones, C. M. Gibbs, J. C. B. McLaughlin, G. F. Kirkpatrick— 11. 

Ruling Elders: K. A. McDonald, Big Rockfish ; M. C. McDon- 
ald, West End; J. A. McMillan, lona— 3. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen, D.D., was elected as representa- 
tive of Fayetteville Presbytery on Synod's Committee on 
Changes in Pastorates. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

E. L. BARBER, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



54 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIRST STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Eagle Springs, N. C, Oct. 3, 1933. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Forty-first Stated Session in the Bensalem Church at 11 :00 
A. M., and was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. E. L. 
Barber, and opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled, or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, 
I. N. Clegg, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, J. B. Black, 
T. C. Croker, F. M. Bain. G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. J. 
Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. McLeod, J. M. Lemmon, D. M. 
Clark, H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, C A. Lawrence, E. L. Barber. 
Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, J. C. B. McLaughlin, 
H. G. Bedinger, A. W. Dick, James Appleby — 33. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch ; C. J. McCallum, Ash- 
pole; N. J. Carter, Bensalem; J. Talbot Johnson (first day), T. D. 
McLean (second day), Bethesda; H. M. Covington, Bluff; M. McL. 
Kelly, Carthage ; L. Calhoun, Church in the Pines ; D. M. Fairley, 
Church of the Covenant ; D. J. McKenzie, Culdee ; D. M. Cameron, 
Cypress ; W. N. McDuffie, Elise ; F. W. Bost, Eagle Springs ; M. A. 
Blue, Eureka; Dr. A. S. Cromartie, Fayetteville First; J. M. Mc- 
Caskill, Jackson Springs; W. C. Smith, Lakeview; A. J. Currie, 
Laurel Hill; A. F. Lytch, Laurinburg; J. B. Cameron, Manly; R. G. 
Matheson, Jr., Maxton; J. M. McMillan, McMillan; J. A. Graham, 
McPherson; Alton Thompson, Midway; J. P. Livingston, Montpelier; 
J. L. Call, Priest Hill; John M. Brown, Philadelphus ; D. S. Poole, 
Raeford; Ernest Graham, Red Springs; H. C. Cameron, Rock 
Branch; A. L. Monroe, Spies; W. D. Johnson, St. Pauls; McQueen 
Bailey, Union; W. F. Alexander (first day), E. L. McNeill (second 
day), Vass ; D. O. Patterson, West End — 36. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence Avas elected Moderator and Rev. 
J. F. Menius, Temporary Clerk. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, of Concord Presbytery, Rev. Lacy 
McDufifie, of Mecklenburg Presbytery, and Rev. Joseph 
Fry, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, were intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

The Program Committee submitted a written report 
which was adopted. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 55 



The unprinted Minutes of Presbytery were read and 
received as information. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 



STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman, Rev. W. S. 
Golden, and Mr. L. Calhoun. 

Calls and Supplies: Rev. W. M. McLeod, Chairman, Rev. J. F. 
Menius, and Mr. J. M. Brown. 

Nominations: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman, Rev. James 
Appleby, and Mr. H. C. Cameron. 

Resolutions: Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman, Rev. A. D. Carswell, 
and Mr. J. B. Cameron. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies, which re- 
port was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 



COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read : 

a. From Rev. Wm. Crowe, Chairman of the Assembly's Ad- 
Interim Committee on Relations of our Church with the Federal 
Council of Churches of Christ in America. This communication was 
referred to a special committee. 

b. From Dr. J. D. Leslie, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, 
in regard to an amendment to the Book of Church Order touching 
the reception of candidates for the ministry, and was answered in 
the affirmative. 

c. From Rev. R. C. Gilmore, asking that the deeds for the 
property on which Goldston Church stands be transferred to Orange 
Presbytery. Presbyterj^ instructed its Trustees to transfer the deeds 
for this property to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, if the way 
be clear. 

d. From Rev. R. C. Gilmore, touching the matter of a legacy 
left to the Mt. Vernon Springs Church and asking that this be 
transferred to Orange Presbytery. This matter was referred to the 
Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery for investigation. 

e. From Dr. B. R. Lacy, Jr., in regard to a scholarship for Mr. 
D. D. McBryde, a student at Union Theological Seminary, and was 
referred to the Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief. 



56 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



f. From Mr. M. C. McDonald, asking that he not be re-elected 
a Trustee of Elise Academy, and was referred to the Committee on 
Nominations. 



Dr. E. L. Siler, at his own request, was granted a letter 
of dismission to Concord Presbytery. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 12:00 M., and engaged in de- 
votional exercises. Rev. E. L. Barber, the retiring Moder- 
ator, preached on the text. Matt. 16:24, after which Pres- 
bytery celebrated the Communion of the Lord's Supper, 
Revs. G. E. Moorehouse and T. C. Croker presiding. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P. M. 



First Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 P. M., and was led in 
devotional exercises by Rev. J. M. Lemmon. 

The Committee on Religious Education made a verbal 
report, which was received as information. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. James Apple- 
by as pastor of the Maxton Church reported that duty per- 
formed on May 7, 1933. The report was adopted. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made a verbal report and 
recommended a revision of the Presbyterial Tax. The re- 
port was received as information and the recommendation 
was referred to the Stewardship Committee, and upon 
which this Committee was asked to report at the adjourned 
meeting of Presbytery in February. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 3 :30 P. M., and heard the 
Presbyterial Sermon by Rev. W. J. Huneycutt on the 
"Christian Sabbath," text, Mark 2:27. 

The Stewardship Committee made the following report 
which was adopted : 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 57 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

1. We recommend that every church in our Presbytery be 
urged to make an Every Member Canvass on the first Sunday of 
March, 1934, and that the Chairman of the Stev^ardship Committee 
aid in person or through others in making this canvass in all vacant 
churches. 

2. That in view of the large amounts reported by the churches 
to "miscellaneous," the pastors and sessions of local churches be 
urged to ask their congregations to redirect their giving so that all 
benevolent contributions may be directed within the authorized 
budget channels, in order that this money might be used to relieve 
the crying needs of our benevolent agencies during these very trying 
times. 

3. That in connection with the 1934 Every Member Canvass, an 
active campaign for tithers or proportionate givers be launched in 
every congregation in our Presbytery as one of the essential factors 
in every local program to revitalize the spirituality of the local 
church membership. 

4. That pastors and church officers be urged to prepare for 
their Every Member Canvass by an intensive program of steward- 
ship education for at least four weeks preceding the date of the 
Canvass, using the resources of the Assembly's Committee which are 
available as they may deem wise. 

5. That a "Day of Prayer and Study" be held by the Presby- 
tery early in February on the call of the Moderator and that the 
program be arranged by the Stewardship Committee. 



58 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



6. That the askings for Benevolent Causes for the year 1934-35 
be $60,000, apportioned as follows : 



Antioch $ 700 

Ashpole 900 

Barbecue 75 

Bensalem 300 

Benson 75 

Bethel 375 

Bethesda 1,600 

Big Rockfish 150 

Bluff 150 

Buies Creek 75 

Bunnlevel 225 

Cameron 1,300 

Cameron Hill 75 

Campbellton 30 

Cape Fear 50 

Carthage 900 

Centre 600 

Church in the Pines 750 

Church of Covenant 300 

Coats 20 

Comfort 50 

Culdee 375 

Cypress 125 

Dunn 1,600 

Dundarrach 150 

Eagle Springs 30 

Elise 150 

Elrod 20 

Ephesus 125 

Erwin 250 

Eureka 300 

Fairmont 150 

Fayetteville 11,000 

Flat Branch 150 

Four Oaks 40 

Galatia 300 

Godwin 350 

Gibson 250 

Grove 80 

Hebron 30 

Highland 3,000 

Hope Mills 225 

Horeshoe 30 

lona 400 

Jackson Springs 600 

Lakeside 125 



Lakeview 225 

Laurel Hill 600 

Laurinburg 4,500 

Leaflet 150 

Lillington 525 

Longstreet 20 

Lumber Bridge 375 

Lumberton 2,250 

Manly 125 

Maxton 3,000 

McMillan 75 

McPherson 825 

Midway 300 

Montpelier 1,150 

Mt. Pisgah 300 

Mt. Tabor 150 

Naomi 20 

Olivia 1,100 

Palestine 30 

Parkton 375 

Pinehurst 750 

Philippi 70 

Pembroke 200 

Philadelphus 425 

Providence 50 

Priest Hill 30 

Raeford 3,700 

Raven Rock 150 

Red Springs 4,200 

Rex 375 

Rowland 900 

Sandy Grove 125 

Sardis 185 

Sherwood 150 

Shiloh 425 

Smyrna 375 

So. Fayetteville '20 

Spence 40 

Spies 50 

St. Pauls 1,800 

Sunnyside 300 

Union 150 

Vass 425 

West End 375 

Westminster 50 

Wildwood 20 



7. That any church which desires may adjust its apportionment 
in conference with the Stewardship Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 59 



The Committee on Bible Cause made a verbal report 
which was received as information. 

Mr. D. A. Bowles was introduced to Presbytery and he 
asked to be received as a candidate for the ministry, which 
action was taken after an examination as required by the 
Book of Church Order and Mr. Bowles was enrolled as a 
candidate for the ministry under the care of this Presby- 
tery. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

That Fayetteville Presbyter}^ goes on record as opposed to mili- 
tary training at Davidson College on the ground that it does vio- 
lence to the spiritual function of the Church because it is contrary 
to the spirit and teachings of Jesus Christ. 

Ruling Elder J. Nat. Harrison, of the Second Presby- 
terian Church, Petersburg, V^a., was introduced to Presby- 
tery and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Prof. R. G. Matheson, Jr., President of the Presbyterian 
Junior College, was heard in behalf of that institution. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 P. M. 

First Day — Night Session 

Presbytery reassembled at 7:30 P. M., and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

Prof. E. A. West was heard in the interest of Elise 
Academy. 

Mr. J. Nat. Harrison, of Petersburg, Va., was heard in 
an address on "Personal Evangelism." 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 8:45 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 8 :45 o'clock and was led in devotional 
exercises by Rev. James Appleby. 

The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read : 

a. From the Church-in-the-Pines and was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies. 

b. From the Bensalem Church asking that Rev. Lacy McDuffie 
be allowed to serve this church as stated supply and was referred 
to the Committee on Home Missions. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief submitted the following report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends : 

1. That the Presbytery recommend Candidate Duncan D. Mc- 
Bryde as worthy to receive a free scholarship in Union Theological 
Seminary, Richmond, Va. 

2. That Presbytery approve the application of Candidates David 
F. Blue, Jr., Walter G. Sugg, Jr., and Alexander Bowles for loans of 
$60.00 each from the Assembly's Committee. 

3. That Candidate David F. Blue, Jr., be granted permission to 
omit the study of Hebrew in his Seminary Course, it being under- 
stood that he shall take a B.D. Course. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report, which was adopted : 



REPORT ON PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee has compared a copy of the printed Minutes 
of the 1933 Spring Meeting of Presbytery with the written Minutes 
and finds that a true copy has been made. 

The Committee recommends that the printed copy be accepted 
as the official Minutes of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. LEMMON, Chairman. 

Bethesda Church was selected as the place of meeting 
for the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. E. D. McMahan, of Asheville Presbytery, was in- 



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troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger, D.D., was heard in the interest of 
Flora Macdonald College. 

REPORT OF THE HISTORICAL COMMITTEE 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Historian of the Presbytery, 
made report and read a condensed sketch of the Barbecue 
Church and a history of Naomi Church. In connection with 
this report, Dr. H. G. Bedinger read a history of Flora Mac- 
donald College written by Hon. A. W. McLean. The report 
was adopted and the writers of these sketches were 
thanked, the Historian commended for his faithfulness, and 
the Stated Clerk was thanked for his work in preparing- 
these records for permanent binding. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:00 o'clock, A. M. 

The Committee on Resolutions offered the following re- 
port, which was adopted by a rising vote : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Committee on Resolutions makes the following report : 

The Presbytery wishes to record its sincere appreciation of the 
generous hospitahty and delightful entertainment accorded the Pres- 
bytery by the Bensalem Church. 

The Presbytery also expresses its appreciation to Mr. J. Nat. 
Harrison for his two splendid addresses to the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

Presbytery engaged in a season of prayer. 

Presbytery heard Mr. J. Nat. Harrison in an address on 
"The Christian Life." 

Presbytery expressed its appreciation by a rising vote 
to Mr. Harrison for his two splendid addresses. 

Presbytery again engaged in a season of prayer and then 



62 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



went into a general discussion of the subject of "Personal 
Evangelism." 

The Special Committee on Evangelism made a verbal 
report which was received as information. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies recommends that the 
Church-in-the-Pines be allowed to change the terms of its call to 
read $1,400.00 per year and manse instead of $1,800.00 per year and 
manse. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. McLEOD. Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :45 P. M. 

Second Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :45 P. M. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assembly, 

1933, reported their attendance upon same and were com- 
mended for their diligence : Ministers : Dixon McDonald, 
D. M. Clark, and C. A. Lawrence. Ruling Elders : McKay 
McKinnon, Geo. K. McNeill, and N. J. McRimmon. 

Presbytery voted against re-entering the Federal Coun- 
cil of Churches of Christ in America. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assembly, 

1934, were elected : 



Principals: Ministers : A. R. McQueen, W. J. Huneycutt, and 
W. E. Snipes. 

Ruling Elders : J. B. Cameron, E. L. McNeill, and Ralph Mor- 
rison. 

Alternates: Ministers : Eugene Alexander, S. H. Fulton, and 
A. W. Dick. 

Ruling Elders : D. C. Baker, A. J. Currie, and L. Z. Collier. 
The following resolution was adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

Fayetteville Presbytery hereby makes the following declaration : 
We view the present time as marking a moral crisis in the life 



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of our State and Nation. Our people are being urged by appeals to 
unworthy motives of greed and selfishness to legalize an outlaw 
business. 

We record ourselves as unalterably opposed to the sale and use 
of intoxicating liquors. The liquor traffic has proved itself to be 
an enemy of society. Since alcohol is a poison and habit-forming 
drug, the sale of it for beverage purposes is a violation of the sixth 
commandment. As Christian citizens, we are uncompromisingly op- 
posed to the legalizing of the traffic in intoxicating beverages. 

Dr. A. R. McQueen, Presbytery's representative on 
Synod's Committee on Changes in Pastorates, was heard 
in regard to the work of that Committee and his address 
wa^ received as information. 

The following supplement to the report of the Com- 
mittee on Religious Education was adopted : 

A full report on Men's Work was made at the Spring Meeting 
of Presbytery. In order to stimulate interest, Presbytery is re- 
quested to authorize a conference on Men's Work in JiJovember, the 
plans to be worked out by the Committee. 

The Committee on Nominations submitted its report, 
which was adopted. (See ''General Directory.") 

Rev. G. W. Hanna was elected Chairman of the Program 
Committee. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have 500 copies of 
the Minutes of Presbytery and a sufficient number of copies 
of the Docket printed. 

Rev. I. N. Clegg was granted the privilege of laboring 
outside the bounds of the Presbytery until the Spring Meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

The Leave of Absence Committee made its report, 
which was received as information. 

The Manual of Presbytery was changed, discontinuing 
the Leave of Absence Committee. 

The Home Mission Committee made the following re- 
port, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

Your Committee on Home Missions reports that it has been 
able to assist only four fields for the past six months instead of 
ten as of a few years ago. These fields are as follows: The Provi- 



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dence-Spence Chapel Group in Johnston County, Rev. Dixon Mc- 
Donald, minister, $900.00; the Sardis-Westminster Field, Rev. D. M. 
Clark, minister, $475.00; the Sunnyside Group, Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, 
minister, $400.00, and the Barbecue-Mt. Pisgah Field, Rev. E. B. 
Carr, minister, $200.00. The reports from these fields show that the 
men have done faithful v^ork. 

Your Committee did not ask for reports from the other six fields 
formerly aided by the Committee. 

These figures reveal the fact that the Presbytery has withdrawn 
all support from 60 per cent of its mission work on which it for- 
merly expended more than twice as much. Of course this means 
inadequate support for the men, and in turn they cannot do the work 
on their fields that ought to be done. We have had no summer 
workers for several yea^rs, and no all-time worker in the Johnston 
County field. 

Then several fields that could be greatly benefitted and the 
work hastened by regrouping. But this cannot be effected without 
more income. 

Your Committee earnestly appeals to the Church and its organ- 
izations to support this work more liberally, or much of the work 
already achieved will be lost. 

Recommendations 

1. That the name of Rock Branch Church be changed to the 
Olivia Church. 

2. That the Olivia Church be permitted to secure the services 
of Mr, William Brown, a student at Union Theological Seminary, 
Richmond, Va., until the Spring Meeting of Presbytery on terms 
agreeable to Mr. Brown and the church. 

3. That Rev. C. A. Lawrence be permitted to supply the Manly 
Church until the Spring Meeting of Presbytery on terms agreeable 
to the church and himself. 

4. In the matter of a communication from the Bensalem Church 
relative to Rev. A. L. McDuffie as a supply until the Spring Meeting 
of Presbytery, your Committee recommends that this request be 
held in abeyance for the present for the reason that to grant it at 
this time would leave two of the four churches of the group vacant 
and the Home Missions Committee has no means with which to aid 
them in securing a pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery was instructed to pay the 
expenses of Mr. J. Nat. Harrison incurred by him on his 
visit to the Presbytery. 



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Those constituting- the Special Committee on Evangel- 
ism were reappointed on this Committee. 

The Minutes '6i today's sessions were read and approved. 

The final roll call was omitted. 

Presbytery closed with the singing- of a hymn and 
prayer to meet on the first Tuesday in February at 10:00 
o'clock in the Raeford Church. 

C. A. LAWRENCE, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M.GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, Dec. 12, 1933. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P. M., and was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. C. A. Lawrence, and was 
opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, G. E. Moorehouse, C. M. Gibbs, T. C. 
Croker, W. J. Huneycutt, W. M. Fairley, D. M. Clark, C. A. Law- 
rence, Eugene Alexander, S. H. Fulton, A. W. Dick, and James 
Appleby — 12. 

Rulingr Elders: H. M. McAllister, Lumberton— 1. 
The following- call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Vass, N. C, Dec. 2, 1933. 

The constitutional requirements having been complied with, Fay- 
etteville Presbytery is hereby called to meet at the First Church, 
Fayetteville, N. C, Tuesday, December 12, 1933, at 2:00 P. M., to 
transact the following business : 

1. To examine and receive Rev. R. L. Alexander from the Pres- 
bytery of Asheville. 

2. To consider a call from the Lumberton Church for the serv- 
ices of Rev. R. L. Alexander and to arrange for his installation as 
pastor of that church, if the way be clear. 

3. To transact any business arising from the above. 

(Signed) C. A. LAWRENCE, Moderator. 



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Rev. R. L. Alexander presented a letter of dismission 
from Asheville Presbytery to this Presbytery. 

A call from the First Presbyterian Church of Lumber- 
ton, N. C, for the pastoral services of Rev. R. L. Alexander, 
promising a salary of $2,400.00 per year in regular monthly 
payments with free use of the manse and one month's vaca- 
tion each year, was received. Representatives of the Lum- 
berton Church were heard. 

After the usual examination as required by the Book 
of Church Order and which was sustained as satisfactory 
and after signing the obligations required by the Presby- 
tery of its ministers, Rev. R. L. Alexander was received 
and enrolled as a member of this Presbytery. 

The call from the Lumberton Church for the services 
of Mr. Alexander was found in order and placed in his 
hands. Mr. Alexander accepted the call. 

The following Commission was appointed to install Rev. 
R. L. Alexander as pastor of the Lumberton Church, on 
December 17, 1933 : Rev. A. W. Dick to preside and preach 
the sermon and propound the constitutional questions, Rev. 
S. H. Fulton to charge the pastor, Rev. E. L. Barber to 
charge the people, and Ruling Elder A. R. McEachern. 
Alternates : Rev. H. G. Bedinger and Ruling Elder McKay 
McKinnon. 

The Minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbyter}^ adjourned with prayer. 

C. A. LAWRENCE, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



(Continued from inside front cover.) 

2. Stewardship: Eugene Alexander, Chairman (1935) ; D. M. Qark 
(1936), J. M. Lemmon (1934). 

3. Religious Education: E. L. Barber, Chairman (1935) ; W. M. 
McLeod (1934) ; Neill Mclnnis (1934) ; C. G. Rose (1934) ; James 
Appleby (1936) ; W. T. Covington (1936) ; K. A. McDonald (1935) ; 
H. G. Bedinger (1934) ; J. M. Wilson (1936) ; A. W. Dick (1935) ; 
Mrs. J. L. Norris (1936) ; Mrs. W. D. Johnson (1936). 

4. Woman's Work: J. B. Black, Chairman (1934) ; W. J. Huney- 
cutt (1936) ; G. W. Hanna (1935). 

II. Permanent Committees 

1. Assembly's Work: R. G. Matheson, Chairman (1935) ; J. C B. 
McLaughlin (1936), Foreign Missions; G. F. Kirkpatrick (1936), 
Assembly's Home Missions; D. L. Jones (1934), Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief; L. Smith (1936), Bible Cause; M. D. 
McNeill (1935), General Assembly's Minutes. 

2. Synod's Work: A. D. Carswell, Chairman (1934), H. C Cameron 
(1936), Synod's Home Missions; W. M. Fairley (1935), Educa- 
tional Institutions; A. T. Lassiter (1935), Orphans' Home; Dixon 
McDonald (1936), Minutes of Synod. 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Programs: G. W. Hanna, Chairman, Pastor of Host 
Church, Stated Clerk, and the Chairmen of the four Execu- 
tive Committees constitute this Committee. 

(2) State of Religion: G. E. Moorehouse, Chairman (1934) ; 

Hugh McAllister (1936) ; Neill Mclnnis (1935). 

(3) Business: C. M. Gibbs, Chairman (1934); W. N. Alford 
(1936) .Auditing; J. C B. McLaughlin (1935), Sessional 
Records. 

(4) Historical Committee: G. F. Kirkpatrick (1934), Chairman; 
A. R. McQueen (1934). 

(5) Educational Institutions: S, H. Fulton (1934), Chairman; 
Dr. P. P. McCain (1936) ; A. R. McQueen (1935) ; Edgar Hall 
(1935). 

(6) Printed Minutes: J. M. Lemmon, Chairman (1935) ; T. C. 
Croker (1936); G. E, Moorehouse (1934). 

III. Si>ecial Committees 

L On Long Street Church: W. M. Fairley, Chairman, D. M. Fair- 
ley, F. M. Bain, D. J. Ray. 

2, On Evangelism: A. R, McQueen, Chairman, L. A. McLaurin, 
Secretary-Treasurer, H. G. Bedinger, W. M. Fairley, Ernest 
Graham, L. L. McGoogan. 

IV. Examniation Committees 

1. Theology: A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, and D. M. Dark. 

2. Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, James Appleby. 

3. Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, and D. L. Jones. 



4. English Bible: J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna and E. B. Carr. 

5. Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Barber 
and J. F. Menius. 

6. Natural Science: C G. Vardell, A. W. Dick and H. G. Bedinger. 

7. Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and J. C. B. Mc- 
Laughlin. 

V. Presbyterial Sermon 

Next Stated Meeting: Rev. S. H. Fulton. Subject: "Our Church's 
View of the Sacraments." 



The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1933, as approved by Presby- 
tery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds are to 
be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of the 
total receipts for tlie Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 31.4 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.6 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 7.8 Rev. W. H. Hopper, 410 Urban 

Building, Louisville, Ky. 

Religious Education 2.7 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 

Assembly's Training School .9 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause .6 Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 

Synod's Home Missions 10.0 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Schools and Colleges 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Union Theological Sem 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

Orphans' Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 

Presbytery's H. Missions—- 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C 



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ADJOURNED MEETINGS AT RAEFORD 

CALLED MEETING AT FAYETTEVILLE 

TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-SECOND STATED MEETING 
AT BETHESDA CHURCH 

Spring, 1934 

Next Stated Meeting at Rowland Church, 
September 25, 1934, 11:00 A. M. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator— Rev. G. W. Hanna Red Springs 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C M. Gibbs (1935) Erwin 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1935) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius Lillington 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1935) Rowland 

Historian — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Exit Fall 1934— W. M. Fairley. 
Exit Fall 1935— A. R. McQueen. 
Exit Fall 1936— W. A. West. 
Exit Fall 1937— K. A. McDonald. 

II. Elise Academy 

Exit Fall 1934— W. S. Golden, A. B. Cameron and C. D. Hutaff. 
Exit Fall 1935— R. G. Matheson, J. Talbot Johnson and A. D. Mc- 

Lauchlin. 
Exit Fall 1936— Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Mrs. Charles Rankin and Mrs. 

J. H. Suttenfield. 
Exit Fall 1937— D. D. McCrimmon and J. R. McQueen. 
Trustee-at-Large — John Kennedy. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Exit Spring 1935— McKay McKinnon, Dr. P. P. McCain, A. R. Mc- 
Queen and Jesse Gibson. 

Exit Spring 1936 — E. L. Barber, Edwin Morgan, A. W. McLean and 
John M. Brown. 

Exit Spring 1937 — E. H. Williamson, A. R. McEachern, Ernest Gra- 
ham and W. T. Covington. 

Trustees-at-Large — Col. John Gribble and Hiram Grantham. 

IV. Donaldson Academy 

C. G. Rose, Qaude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, Charles Rankin, 
Dr. D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Stedman, A. R. McQueen, L. A. 
McLaurin, H. M. Pinkston, Edgar Hall and W. M. Fairley. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Exit Spring 1935 — Frank Cameron and Neill A. McFayden. 
Exit Spring 1936 — J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue. 
Exit Spring 1937 — George Patterson. 

VI. Presbytery 

C G. Rose (1937), Chairman; A. R. McEachern (1937), Hinton James 
(1937). 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 

Francis Coxe (1936), Ralph Purcell (1936), Miss Kate McKenzie 
(1936). 

COMMITTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

Note — The terms of office of all committee members expire at 
the Stated Fall Meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated in 
the parenthesis following the name. 

I. Executive Committees 
1. Presbytery's Home Mission: A. R. McQueen, Chairman (1934) ; 
C. M. Gibbs (1934), O. L. Johnson (1934), L. A. McLaurin (1933), 
F. M. Bain (1936), J. B. McCallum, Jr. (1936), W. S. Golden 
(1935), W. J. Huneycutt (1935), L. L. McGoogan (1935). 
(Continued on inside back cover) 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Raeford, N. C, Feb. 6, 1934. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session at 
10:00 A. M. in the First Presbyterian Church, Raeford, 
N. C, and was called to order by Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Mod- 
erator, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: C. G. Vardell, A. R. McQueen, G. F. Kirkpatrick, 

C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, 
A. D. Carswell, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, 
W. M. McLeod, D. M. Clark, W. S. Golden, C. A. Lawrence, Eugene 
Alexander, W. E. Snipes, and A. W. Dick— 19. 

Ruling Elders: J. C. McDuffie, Bensalem ; A. N. Walker, Centre; 

D. P. Campbell, Eagle Springs; W. N. McDuffie, Elise, and W. T. 
Covington, Raeford — 5. 

In addition to the above regularly enrolled members of 
Presbytery there were a number of visitors present. 

At the Fall meeting of Presbytery, today was designated 
as "A Day of Study and Prayer." Presbytery, therefore, 
entered into a discussion of the subject of "Stewardship," 
being led by Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman of the 
Stewardship Committee, and with addresses by Rev. A. R. 
McQueen and Rev. W. M. Fairley. These addresses were 
followed by a round-table discussion and a period of prayer. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 P. M. 

Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reassembled at 1 :30 P. M., and after engag- 
ing in prayer, resumed the study of Stewardship at which 
time the Committee on Stewardship gave a demonstration 
in making the Every Member Canvass. 

Rev. E. D. McMahan, of Asheville Presbytery, and Rev. 
J. W. Crinkley, of Granville Presbytery, were introduced 
to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

The matter of the election of a trustee of Elise Academy, 
which had been placed on the docket for this meeting of 
Presbytery, was deferred until the next regular meeting 
of Presbytery. 

The Committee on Stewardship submitted the following- 
report on the "Revision of Presbyterial Tax," which report 
was adopted, becoming effective April 1, 1934: 



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REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE ON REVISION 
OF PRESBYTERIAL TAX 



Antioch $40 

Ashpole 30 

Barbecue 6 

Bensalem 15 

Benson 5 

Bethel 12 

Bethesda 50 

Big Rockfish 5 

Bluff 20 

Buie's Creek 4 

Bunlevel 10 

Cameron 25 

Cameron Hill 2 

Campbellton 2 

Cape Fear 3 

Carthage 30 

Centre 15 

Church in the Pines 30 

Church of the Covenant 10 

Comfort 3 

Cypress 7 

Culdee 10 

Dundarrach 3 

Dunn - 45 

Eagle Springs 2 

Elise 4 

Elrod 2 

Ephesus 6 

Erwin 16 

Eureka 10 

Fairmont 8 

Fayetteville First 165 

Flat Branch 8 

Four Oaks 1 

Galatia 30 

Gibson 4 

Godwin 17 

Grove 4 

Hebron 1 

Highland 70 

Hope Mills 7 

Horseshoe 2 

lona 20 

Jackson Springs 17 

Lakeview 7 



Laurel Hill 20 

Laurinburg 130 

Leaflet 7 

Lillington 16 

Lumber Bridge 15 

Lumberton 70 

Manly 8 

Maxton 70 

McMillan 10 

McPherson 20 

Midway 10 

Montpelier 40 

Mt. Pisgah 11 

Mt. Tabor 5 

Naomi 1 

Olivia 15 

Palestine 1 

Parkton 15 

Pembroke 9 

Philadelphus 20 

Phillippi 4 

Pinehurst 20 

Priest Hill 1 

Providence 1 

Raeford 80 

Raven Rock 3 

Red Springs 70 

Rex 15 

Rowland 40 

Sandy Grove 1 

Sardis 9 

Sherwood 10 

Shiloh 20 

Smyrna 20 

S. Fayetteville 3 

Spence 3 

Spies 1 

St. Pauls 60 

Sunnyside 6 

Union 12 

Vass 15 

West End 15 

Westminster 2 

Wildwood 1 



Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 



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The Stewardship Committee was g-ranted permission to 
hold a series of conferences on Stewardship, one in each 
county of the Presbytery, preparatory to the Every Mem- 
ber Canvass. 

The reading of the minutes of today's sessions was post- 
poned until the next adjourned meeting of Presbytery. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in the Pres- 
byterian Church, Raeford, N. C., on Februarv 20, 1934, at 
2:00 P.M. 

C. A. LAWRENCE, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Raeford, N. C, Feb. 20, 1934. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session at 2:00 
P. M., in the First Presbyterian Church, Raeford, N. C, and 
was called to order by Rev. E. L. Barber, the last Modera- 
tor present, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: C. G. Vardell, A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, G. W. 
Hanna, W. J. Huneycutt, W. M. Fairley, W. M. McLeod, D. M. 
Clark, H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, E. L. Barber, S. H. Fulton, 
J. C B. McLaughlin, and A. W. Dick— 14. 

Ruling Elders: John R. McQueen, Lakeview ; J. Bruce Cameron, 
Manly — 2. 

The minutes of the last adjourned meeting of Presby- 
tery were read and approved. 

Rev. C. Darby Fulton, of Enoree Presbytery, and Rev. 
Geo. F. Robertson, of Holston Presbytery, were introduced 
to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

The privileges of the floor were granted to Messrs. D. D. 
McCrimmon, John R. McQueen, and C. D. Hutaff, repre- 
sentatives of the Board of Trustees of Elise Academy, who 
presented a resolution of the Board of Trustees of the 
Academy touching the financial condition of the school. 
After consideration of the conditions of the school as pre- 
sented by the above. Presbytery adopted the following reso- 
lution : 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas, an acute crisis has arisen in the financial affairs of 
the Elise Academy, which demands immediate attention, therefore 
be it 

Resolved : That Presbytery appoint a commission to sell the 
property of Elise Academy or do anything that may be deemed nec- 
essary in connection with the finances of EHse Academy. Full power 
to act in this matter is hereby given this commission. 

The following commission, called for in the resolution 
touching Elise Academy, was appointed, three ministers 
and one ruling elder to constitute a quorum : Ministers : 
A. R. McQueen, Chairman ; A. W. Dick and C. A. Lawrence ; 
Alternate to any of those named, Eugene Alexander. Rul- 



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ing Elders : C. G. Rose and H. P. McPherson ; Alternate to 
either of those named, J. Bruce Cameron. 

Rev. W. M. McLeod offered his resignation as pastor of 
the Pinehurst Church and asked that the pastoral relations 
be dissolved. The Church was heard from through its rep- 
resentatives and a resolution adopted by the congregation 
was read. It appeared that the congregation did not con- 
cur with the pastor in his request, but expressed a willing- 
ness to abide by the decision of the Presbytery. After a 
discussion of the matter, Presbytery engaged in prayer for 
God's guidance. 

The request of Air. McLeod was reluctantly granted 
and the pastoral relations dissolved, the dissolution to take 
effect March 31, 1934. 

At his own request, Mr. McLeod was granted a letter 
of dismission to Nashville Presbytery. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

E. L. BARBER, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, March 27, 1934. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session at 2:00 
P. M., in the First Presbyterian Church, and was called to 
order by the Moderator, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, D. L. Jones, C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Huneycutt, 
D. M. Clark, C. A. Lawrence, S. H. Fulton, and A. W. Dick— 8. 

Ruling Elders: W. M. Shaw, Fayetteville First— 1. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Vass, N. C, March 10, 1934. 

The constitutional requirements having been complied with, I 
hereby call a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on March 27, 
1934, at 2:00 P. M., to transact the following business, if the way 
be clear : 

To grant Mr. Chas. F. McRae, a candidate for the ministry under 
the care of Fayetteville Presbytery, a letter of dismission to the 
Presbytery of North Alabama. 

(Signed) C. A. LAWRENCE, Moderator. 

Candidate Chas. F. McRae, at his own request, was dis- 
missed to the Presbytery of North Alabama, 

The minutes of this session Avere read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

C. A. LAWRENCE, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-SECOND STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Aberdeen, N. C, April 17, 1934. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Forty-second Stated Session in the Bethesda Church at 
11 -.00 A. M., and was called to order and opened with prayer 
by the Moderator, Rev. C. A. Lawrence. 

The following were present and enrolled, or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, 
L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick,, 
J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, 
F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. C'arswell, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill 
Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, Dixon McDonald, J. M. Lemmon, D. M. 
Clark, H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, C. A. Lawrence, E. L. Barber, 
Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, J. C. B. McLaughlin, 
H. G. Bedinger, A. W. Dick, James Appleby, R. L. Alexander, J. W. 
Crinkley, and A. J. McKelway — 36. 

Ruling Elders: H. F. Currie, Antioch ; C. A. Alford, Ashpole ; 
Preston Woodall, Benson ; E. L. Cameron, Barbecue ; K. W. Leach, 
Bensalem; J. D. McLeod, Bethesda; W. A. McDonald, Big Rock- 
fish; J. D. Bulla, Bluff; J. C. Byrd, Bunnlevel ; L. B. McKeithan, Cam- 
eron; Wilbur H. Currie (first day), Dr. John Symington (second 
day), Carthage; A. M. Walker, Centre; Edwin Morgan, Church in 
the Pines, D. M. Fairley, Church of the Covenant; D. S. Blue, Culdee ; 
Duncan Darrach, Cypress ; L. A. Mclnnis, Dundarrach ; H. A. Black, 
Dunn; E. A. West, EHse ; H. D. McCall, Elrod ; D. P. Campbell, 
Eagle Springs; Leander Lee, Ephesus ; J. A. McLeod, Eureka; C A. 
Rankin, Fayetteville First; J. G. Shaw, Flat Branch; F. M. Warwick, 
Galatia ; L. M. Blue, Gisbon ; H. B. McLean, Hebron ; H. B. Sessoms, 
Highland; W. A. McCormick, lona ; A. Lacy Currie, Jackson Springs ; 
J. E. Caviness, Lakeview ; Clarence Lytch, Laurel Hill ; Hinton Jaines, 
Laurinburg; B. B. Holder, Leaflet; O. L. Johnson, Lillington ; Neill 
McKinnon, Lumber Bridge; A. T. McLean, Lumberton ; J. B. Mc- 
Callum, Jr., Maxton ; L. P. Bain, McMillan; J. A. McArthur, Mc- 
Pherson; N. J. McRimmon, Midway; N. A. McKay, Montpelier ; 
D. E. Graham, Olivia ; Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton ; Hugh Monroe, 
Pembroke; John M. Brown, Philadelphus ; W. C. Guin, Philippi; 
A. C. McDonald, Pinehurst ; Dr. R. L. Murray, Raeford ; W. B. 
Townsend, Red Springs; H. P. Johnson, Rex; D. C. Baker, Sher- 
wood; A. L. Monroe, Spies; W. A. McKay, St. Pauls; D. S. Kelly, 
Union; W. D. Smith, Vass ; M. C McDonald, West End, and J. W. 
Wilkins, Westminster — 60. 

Rev. G. W. Hanna was elected Moderator and Rev. J. F. 
Menius, Temporary Clerk. 

The Program Committee presented a printed report, 
which was adopted. 

It was made a special order for the evening service to 



78 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



hear for ten minutes each, representatives of Flora Macdon- 
ald College and the Presbyterian Junior College. 

At the request of the retiring Moderator, the opening 
sermon of Presbytery was preached by Rev. L. Smith, 
from the text, Ex. 3:15. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was celebrated, 
Revs. M. D. McNeill and Neill Mclnnis presiding. 

The following Memorial of Rev. Carl S. Matthews was 
read and adopted by a rising vote : 

MEMORIAL OF REV. CARL S. MATTHEWS, D.D. 

Rev. Carl S. Matthews, D.D., pastor of the Presbyterian Church 
of Lumberton, N. C, departed this life to his reward on May 11, 
1933, after a brief illness. He was not feeling well for two days and 
was called suddenly and unexpectedly to join the church above. 

Dr. Matthews had served the Lumberton Church for about five 
years and was very much beloved by his church and community for 
the splendid work he had accomplished, assisted by his wife and 
two boys, who with him took a great interest in the Auxiliary, Sun- 
day School and Young People's Work. 

Carl S. Matthews was born in Winnsboro, S. C, September 18, 
1873, was prepared for college at Mt. Zion Academy and graduated 
from Davidson College in 1895 with the degree of A.B. He then 
taught for several years in Aiken, S. C, and Pantops Academy, Va. 
In the year 1901 he taught at Davidson College and took the degree 
of M.A. He spent the year 1902 at Princeton Seminary and gradu- 
ated from the Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., in 1904. 
His first pastorate was at Waddell, Madison and Orange, Va., 1904-08. 
On June 12, 1906, he was happily married to Miss Helen E. Camp, 
of Richmond, Va., who survives him with two boys, John C. and 
William, now studying at the University of Virginia. He was pastor 
of the First Church of Pulaski, Va., for ten vears, 1908-1918; Central 
of Bristol, Va., 1918-21; First Church of Shelbyville, Ky., 1921-28, 
and ended his life's work in Lumberton. Davidson College conferred 
on him the degree of D.D. in 1927. 

Dr. Matthews was a bright, attractive man, full of fun and 
humor with a genial disposition and gathered around him a host 
of friends and admirers. He was quite a scholar, student and an 
able preacher. His life was a joyous one that was shared with others, 
his faith was simple and sincere, he was happy in his work with 
his loved ones when he slipped away to be with his Master. 

We shall miss him at meetings of Presbytery and Church Courts. 

The names of ruling elders who died during the past 
year were read and Presbytery directed by a rising vote 
that these names be inscribed upon a page of the Minutes 
of Presbytery set apart as a memorial to these men. 

Presbytery engaged in prayer in behalf of the families 
of these men, being led by Rev. C. A. Lawrence. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 



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3Jn iWemorium 



This page is set apart to the memory of the 
following Ruling Elders who departed this life 
during the year ending March 31, 1934: 

D. S. Alderman, born January, 1853; died March 20, 
1934. Montpelier Church. 

H. A. Bain, died November 3, 1933. Bluff Church. 

Angus Blue, born January 31, 1872; died September 
6, 1933. Laurinburg Church. 

J. E. Elliott, born 1849; died January 1, 1934. Church 
of the Covenant. 

John Darrach, born December 11, 1850; died De- 
cember 17, 1933. Barbecue Church. 

Hugh A. McCallum, born August 19, 1859; died De- 
cember 16, 1933. Carthage Church. 

A. K. McDiarmid, born 1849; died 1934. Church of 
the Covenant. 

Neill A. McLean, born December 14, 1861 ; died No- 
vember 22, 1933. Leaflet Church. 

D. C. McNeill, born January 6, 1857; died February 
2, 1934. Laurinburg Church. 

E. L. McNeill, born December 6. 1870; died Novem- 
ber 28, 1933. Vass Church. 

Hugh M. Shields, born December 31, 1876; died 
February 20, 1934. Elise Church. 

Dr. Thomas Stamps, born December 27, 1848; died 
January 24, 1934. Lumber Bridge Church. 

W. J. Vick. Cameron Church. 



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First Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 P. M. and was led in de- 
votional exercises by Rev. J. B. Black. 

The unprinted minutes were read. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 
Bills and Overtures: C. A. Lawrence, A. D. Carswell, W. S. 
Golden, H. F. Currie, and M. C. McDonald. 

Calls and Supplies: D. M. Clark, Jas. Appleby, R. G. Matheson, 
A. M. Walker, and D. J. Bulla. 

Nominations: _A. W. Dick, J. F. Menius, O. L. Johnson, and 
Chas. Rankin. 

Resolutions: W. E. Snipes, F. M. Bain, and W. A. McDonald. 

Sessional Records: J. C. B. McLaughlin, H. W. KoelHng, Neill 
Mclnnis, R. L. Alexander, J. M. Lemmon, W. O. Guin, E. L. Cam- 
eron, J. A. McArthur, L. M. Blue, J. B. McCallum, D. H. McCall, 
and J. D. McLeod. 

Rev. J. W. Crinkley of Granville Presbytery and Elder 
J. C. Kelly of Olivet Presbyterian Church, Lima, Ohio, were 
introduced to Presbytery, and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies, which re- 
port w^as referred to the Committee on Nominations. 
The following communications were received : 

COMMUNICATIONS 

1. From the General Assembly's Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief, was referred to the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

2. From Davidson College, was referred to the Committee on 
Educational Institutions. 

3. From the Presbyterian Orphans' Home at Barium Springs, 
N. C, was referred to the Committee on Orphans' Homes. 

4. From the General Assembly's Training School for Lay Work- 
ers, was referred to the Committee on Educational Institutions. 

5. Calls from the Elise, Bensalem, Eagle Springs and Spies 
churches for the pastoral services of Rev. J. W. Crinkley, a call from 
the Montpelier Church for the .pastoral services of Rev. W. M. 
Fairley as Stated Supply, requests from the Raeford and the Maxton 
churches, asking permission to change the terms of their calls, were 
referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 



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6. A communication from Rev. W. M. McPheeters, with refer- 
ence to the Hay Watson Smith case, was referred to the Committee 
on Bills and Overtures. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery submitted the following' 
report, which was adopted: 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
FOR YEAR 1933-1934 

L Presbytery's Home Missions 
Receipts: 
From Churches $2,085.34 

Women's Auxiliaries 373.48 

Young People 7.00 

Permanent Building & Loan, a loan 70.00 

Miscellaneous Building & Loan, a loan 50.00 

Balance from last year 70.75 $2,656.57 

Disbursements 

Dixon McDonald $ 900.00 

D. M. Clark 475.00 

W. J. Huneycutt 400.00 

E. B. Carr 200.00 

J. W. Crinkley 4L67 

Expense Evangelistic Meetings 12.00 

Printing 1.00 

L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer 200.00 

$2,229.67 
Balance on Hand 426.90 $2,656.57 

IL Permanent Building & Loan Fund 
Receipts: 

Interest on loan, Erwin Church $ 50.00 

Interest on loan, Jackson Springs Church 40.00 

Interest on deposits, bank 2.84 

Balance from last year 73.89 $ \66.73 

Disbursements 

Loan to Presbyterv's Home Missions $ 70.00 

Balance on hand 96.73 $ \66.73 

in. Miscellaneous Building & Loan 
Receipts 

Sale of Aberdeen Church Building $ 127.50 

Disbursements 

Loan to Presbvtery's Home Missions $ 50.00 

Balance on hand 77.50 $ 127.50 

IV. Presbytery's Tax 
Receipts 

From Churches $1,267.25 

Balance from last year 805.57 $2,072.82 



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Disbursements 

Assembly's Assessment— 1933 $ 700.74 

Synod's Assessment — 1933 118.71 

Printing Minutes 90.99 

Printing Manual 48.00 

Report Blanks 16.46 

Salary Stated Clark 200.00 

Clerk's Office expense 8.34 

Permanent Clerk 20.00 

Treasurer's office expense 16.00 

Stewardship Committee expense 3.25 

Expenses of J. Nat Harrison 15.00 

Government tax on checks 1.20 

$1,238.69 
Balance on hand 834.13 $2,072.82 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. McLAURIN, Treasurer. 

We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of 
the Treasurer and find them correct for the year. 

W. N. ALFORD, 
GEO. K. McNEILL, 
C. D. SMITH, 

Auditing Committee. 

Presbytery ordered : 

1. That churches which are in arrears over one year with Pres- 
byterial taxes be cited to appear before Presbytery at next stated 
meeting, and show reason why they have not met their assessment. 

2. That all churches, on payment of Presbytery's tax due for 
years 1932-1934, be released from any further obligation for past 
years. 

Rev. S. H. Fulton preached the Presbyterial Sermon. 
His subject was '*The Sacraments"; text, Matthew 28:19 
and Luke 22:17, 19, 20. 

Rev. J. W. Crinkley presented a letter of dismission 
from Granville Presbytery, and after an examination as 
required by the Book of Church Order, was approved as 
satisfactory, and after his signing the obligation required 
by Presbytery, he was enrolled. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. R. L. Alex- 
ander as pastor of the Lumberton Church reported that 
duty performed December 17, 193vS, which report was re- 
ceived. 

The Committee on Woman's Work made the following- 
report, wdiich was adopted : 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S WORK 

It is said that figures and statistics may be made to prove any- 
thing, but in reviewing the work of the Woman's AuxiHary of our 
Presbytery for the past year, we feel that the figures give a true 
picture of work well done. With a decrease of four in number of 
organizations, and consequently a somewhat decreased membership, 
there were gains made in 12 of the 38 ways in which the Auxiliary 
seeks to raise the spiritual and educational standard of the church. 
The fact that more work was done, and more gifts contributed, bv 
fewer women, shows a realization on their part of the need, and a 
willingness to strive hard to meet that need. 

In a year of exceptional financial doubt and difficult}', contribu- 
tions have substantially increased to every cause, save one, that of 
Educational Institutions. 

Contributions were as follows : 

Denominational Benevolences 

I. Foreign Missions (To Nashville, Tenn.) $ 3,184 

(a) Birthday Gift— China Bible Institute 711 

2. Assembly's Home Missions 1,893 

3. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 1,066 

4. Religious Education and Publication 184 

5. Ass. Train. School for Lay Workers 85 

6. Bible Cause 75 

7. Svnod's Home Missions 713 

8. Orphans' Home 1,921 

9. Educational Institutions 1,208 

10. Presbytery's Home Missions 830 

Total Denominational Benevolences $11,870 

II. Auxiliary Special Benevolences 1,369 

Total Ail Benevolences S13,239 

Total Local Church Work $ 4,321 

Miscellaneous Contributions 1,276 

Total S 5,597 

Grand Total All Contributions S18,S36 

Total increase compared with last year 970 

Amount per capita 5 

We wish to commend the Auxiliary for its loyal support and 
faithful work in the Presbytery; and to wish the members Godspeed 
in their "Crusade with Christ," this new year; feeling confident that, 
" With God all things are possible." 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. BLACK, Chairman. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following report, which was adopted : 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
reports : 

That loans from the Student Loan Fund were made in the past 
year to 154 young men and women to the amount of $15,110.00; a 
decrease of 137 loans and of $13,275.00 lent. Loans were denied to 
251 worthy students because of lack of funds. This is a reminder 
of the urgent necessity of repaying loans as quickly as possible. 

The monthly remittances to aged ministers and widows have 
been reduced six times in the last three years, e. g., one of our min- 
isters received $610.00 three years ago, and received $420.00 last 
year. A widow received $300.00 three years ago, and $180.00 last year. 

Four candidates for the ministry from this Presbytery are to 
graduate from Union Seminary this spring — W. P. Boyle, James A. 
Jones, Fred V. Poag, and Walton G. Sugg, Jr. Two of these, James 
A. Jones and Fred V. Poag, have won fellowships at Union Sem- 
inary. Dr. Lacy reports that Messrs. Boyle and Sugg have done 
splendid work and are men of real promise. 

Recommendations 

1. That the application of Rev. H. M. Dixon for aid from Min- 
isterial Relief Funds be sanctioned. 

2. That the applications of the following widows for aid from 
Ministerial Relief Funds be sanctioned : Mrs. Nettie Goodman, Mrs. 
Ada Henderlite, Mrs. Flora McLauchlin, Mrs. Lucy McLeod, Mrs. 
Helen Matthews, and Mrs. Cornelia Steele. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

Mr. E. A. West read a history of Elise Academy. Pres- 
bytery thanked Mr. West for preparing- this history, and 
asked that he supply two copies, one for the files of Pres- 
bytery and a copy to be sent to the Historical Foundation 
at Montreat. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 P. M. 

First Day — Night Session 

Presbytery met at 7:30 P. M. and engaged in devotional 
exercises. 

As a special order of the day, Presbytery heard Profes- 
sor R. G. Matheson, Jr., in the interest of the Presbyterian 
Junior College of Maxton, N. C, and Rev. H. G. Bedinger, 
D.D., in the interest of Flora Macdonald College. 

The Committee on General Assembly's Home Missions 
made a report, and pending its adoption, Dr. Homer Mc- 



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Millan was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
a vsiting brother, after which Presbytery heard Dr. Mc- 
Millan in an address on the subject, "Christ's Trumpet Call 
to the Church." The report was adopted and is as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

Your Committee on General Assembly's Home Missions submits 
the following report : 

In these days of pessimistic reports from nearly all church 
organizations, it is heartening to learn that our General Assembly's 
Executive Committee of Home Missions not only met all its appro- 
priations last year, but reduced its indebtedness also. However, it 
is anything but heartening to learn that these results were obtained 
by discontinuing some mission activities, by drastically curtailing 
the salaries of workers who were already inadequately paid, and 
b}^ declining to begin mission work in needy fields. The spiritual 
results of our Home Mission work have been encouraging. 

The Committee recommends : 

1. That ministers and churches make the home missionary work 
of our Church a subject of continual prayer, especially observing the 
week of prayer and self-denial recommended by the Assembly. 

2. That ministers clearly set forth before their congregations 
the activities of those engaged in various phases of Home Missions 
and the golden opportunities that are opening in many places of 
our Southland for evangelistic workers that the sympathies and lib- 
erality of our people toward this fundamental cause may be en- 
larged. 

3. That all our churches engage in the study of the Home Mis- 
sion textbook recommended by the Committee this fall. 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 

Dr. Marcus A. Brownson, of Philadelphia Presbytery, 
and Rev. A. J. McKelway, of Granville Presbytery, were 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting- 
brethren. 

The Presbytery's Committee on Foreign Missions made 
the following report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

We give thanks to God for the remarkably fruitful year just 
concluded in our Foreign Mission work. Our Executive Committee 
of Foreign Missions reports the most heartening results we have had 
on the foreign field in many years. During the past year our For- 
eign Missionaries have led to Christ, by profession of faith, 8,383 



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souls. This number constitutes by far the greatest ingathering ever 
reported in the history of our work. Our doctors treated 386,316 
patients, also by far the largest number in any year of our history. 
Especially encouraging, too, have been the evidences of the growth 
and self-support and the development of native leadership. The 
spiritual tone of our work abroad continues to be strong and virile. 
We give praise to God for such rich blessings. 

When we look at our own efforts at home in behalf of Foreign 
Missions we find nothing to boast of. Our giving has declined to 
a new low. This past year we gave only about half what we gave 
in 1930. We must not go backward. We must speak to the Church 
of God that we go " Forward." 

Recommendations 

1. We recommend that all the churches of the Presbytery be 
called to a renewal of the missionary advance, adopting as our goal 
not the record of last year or the year before, but the standard of 
loyalty and sacrificial devotion that the Lord Jesus asks of His 
servants in such a day as this. We resolve firmly that, however 
poor we may be, we stand determined to make the thrust of our 
Christian faith and hope felt to the very ends of the earth. 

2. That in accordance with the action of the General Assembly, 
Presbytery observe January, 1935, as the month for special emphasis 
on Foreign Missions and for special gifts to this cause. 

3. That in view of the fact that there will be no special Foreign 
Mission study book during this church year, the pastors of the 
churches in the Presbytery be urged to remember the greater need 
of preaching frequently on Foreign Missions and of calling on their 
people for a larger support of this cause through interest and prayer 
and giving. 

4. That May 6 be observed as Foreign Mission Day in all our 
churches with special offerings in the Sunday Schools for this cause. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN C. B. McLaughlin, chairman. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer, to meet tomorrow 
morning at 8 :45 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery assembled at 8:45 A. M., and engaged in de- 
votional exercises, led by Rev. R. L. Alexander. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

There have been placed in our hands the four following calls for 
the pastoral services of Rev. J. W. Crinkley : Bensalem for tw^o 
services monthly, paying $400.00 per year salary; Eagle Springs for 
two services monthly, paying $100.00 per year salary ; Spies for two 
services monthly, paying $125.00 per year salary, and Elise for two 
services monthly, paying $275.00 per year salary. We recommend 
that these calls be found in order and placed in the hands of Rev. 
J. W. Crinkley for his acceptance or rejection. 

There has been placed in our hands a request from the Session 
of Alontpelier Church asking permission be given them to employ 
Dr. W. M. Fairley for one-fourth of his time as Stated Supply until 
the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery at a salary of $500.00 per 
year. We recommend that this permission be given to Montpelier 
Church. 

There was presented to us a request from the Raeford Church, 
asking that they be permitted to change their call to read $2,000.00 
instead of $3,000.00 salary for three-fourths of the pastor's time. We 
recommend that this permission be given them. 

We considered a request from the Maxton Church that they be 
permitted to change their call to read for pastor's salary $2,100.00 
instead of $1,800.00. We recommend that this request be granted 
and the church commended for its action. 

Respectfull}^ submitted, 

D. M. CLARK, Chairman. 

The calls from Bensalem, Elise, Eagle Springs and Spies 
churches for the pastoral services of Rev. J. W. Crinkley 
were placed in his hands, and he signified his acceptance. 
The following commission was appointed to install Rev. 
J. W. Crinkley as pastor of this group of churches : Min- 
isters, A. R. McQueen, R. G. Matheson and W. S. (Golden ; 
Ruling Elder: M. C. McDonald; Alternate : D. A. Patterson, 
two ministers and one elder to constitute a quorum. The 
installation services are to be held on the third Sundav in 
May. 

The Special Committee on Evangelism made the follow- 
ing report, which Avas adopted : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

We regret to admit that the Evangelistic Campaign throughout 
our whole Church has come far short of accomplishing the results 
the Church had hoped for. For the continuance of this work, we 
recommend : 

1. That each pastor hold one or more evangelistic services in 
every church in his field during the year. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



7 



^. That Presbytery appoint Rev. L. Smith, our Pastor at Large, 
to assist pastors who may desire his services in arranging evangel- 
istic services for their churches, and that the Treasurer of the Home 
Missions Committee be authorized to pay office expenses, printing 
and postage. 

3. That this committee be discontinued. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

The Committee on Synod's Educational Institutions 
made a verbal report, which was received as information. 

The Presbytery voted to strike out the clauses in the 
Manual not permitting members of the Executive and 
Standing Committees to succeed themselves immediately. 

The Committee on Printed Minutes of Presbytery made 
the following report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee has compared a copy of the printed minutes 
of the 1933 fall meeting of Presbytery with the written minutes and 
finds that a true copy has been made. 

The Committee recommends that the printed copy be accepted 
as the official minutes of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. LEMMON, Chairman. 

A call from the Pinehurst Church for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Rev. A. J. McKelway was received and referred to 
the Committee on Calls and, Supplies. 

Rev. A. J. McKelway presented a certificate of dismissal 
from Granville Presbytery. He was examined as required 
by the Book of Church Order. This examination was sus- 
tained as satisfactory, and after signing the obligations re- 
quired, he was enrolled. 

Presbytery took recess until 11 :00 o'clock. 

Presbytery, after a brief recess, heard Dr. Homer Mc- 
Millan on the subject, "God and the Nations." Presbytery, 
by a rising vote, thanked Dr. McMillan for his two ad- 
dresses. 

Rev. A. V. Gibson, of Orange Presbytery, and Rev. W. 
F. Elliott, of the M. E. Church South, were introduced to 
Presbytery, and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Presbytery's Home Mission Committee made the fol- 
lowing report, w^hich was adopted : 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY «9 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 

The Home Mission Committee has aided only four fields in the 
Presbytery during the past year, the fields occupied by Rev. Dixon 
McDonald, $900.00; Rev. D. M. Clark, $475.00; Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, 
$400.00, and Rev. E. B. Carr, $200.00. The reports from these fields 
evince faithful work on the part of these men. 

We recommend : 

1. That Rev. G. W. Hanna be permitted to supply Centre 
Church for one year on terms agreeable to the church and himself. 

2. That Rev. F. M. Bain be permitted to supply Rex and Lum- 
ber Bridge churches for one year on terms satisfactory to both 
parties. 

3. That Cameron Hill and Olivia churches be permitted to se- 
cure the services of a seminary student for the summer months on 
terms agreeable to the churches and student. 

4. That Rev. R. G. Matheson continue the work at Samarcand 
Manor for one year. 

5. That Rev. Neill Mclnnis continue to supply the church at 
Parkton for one year on terms satisfactory to himself and the church. 

6. That Rev. W. S. Golden supply the Priest Hill Church for 
one 3^ear on terms agreeable to the church and himself, and that he 
secure the services of Dr. E. E. Gillespie for an evangelistic meeting 
in that church as early as possible. 

7. That Rev. C. A. Lawrence continue to serve the Manly 
Church for one year on terms satisfactory to both parties. 

8. That a small surplus in the Home Mission treasury be divided 
as follows : $50.00' each to Rev. E. B. Carr, Rev. D. M. Clark, Rev. 
W. J. Huneycutt, Rev. Eugene Alexander, and Rev. C. M Gibbs ; 
these men receiving the lowest salaries of all our workers. 

9. That the Chairman of the Committee be instructed to apply 
for the same amount of aid from the Synod's Committee as last year. 

10. That the sum of $200.00 be granted the Bensalem group to 
bring the amount of the pastor's salary up to $1,100.00. 

11. That the amounts granted the other four fields be the same 
as last year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

The Commission on Elise Academy made a verbal re- 
port, which was received and the commission continued. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :(X) o'clock. 

Second Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 P. M., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. W. M. Fairley, 

The Committee on Religious Education made the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted : 



90 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

A. Department of Sunday School Work 

Of the ninety-one churches in our Presbytery, only eighty-one 
reported having Sunday Schools. The total enrollment reported was 
10,451. There were added on confession of faith from the Sunday 
Schools only 111, a decrease of 218 from the past year. The total 
contributions from the Sunday Schools were $10,368.00. Of this 
amount $6,688.00 went to Current Expenses ; $3,032.00 to Benev- 
olences, and $648.00 for Miscellaneous. 

Twelve churches reported having had Daily Vacation Bible 
Schools, with an enrollment of 898 pupils. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

JAMES APPLEBY, Chairman. 

B. Department of Young People's Work 

Reports from 81 churches show 39 Young People's organizations 
in the Presbytery. Twenty-nine of these are affiliated with the 
Y. P. P. L. — the other ten with the Christian Endeavor. Thirty- 
eight organizations use the Program Builder. The total gifts of 
these organizations amounted to $1,670.00. 

The Conference for the Young People of the Presbytery last 
3^ear had the largest enrollment since its beginning five years ago. 
There was a total of 195 enrolled. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

Recommendations 

1. We recommend to the pastors and sessions the value, and 
we urge upon them the importance, of instruction courses prepara- 
tory to church membership. 

2. We recommend that the pastors and sessions work toward 
a more definite co-ordination of the Church School, Young People 
of the Church, Men of the Church, Woman's Auxiliary, and the 
regular worship services. 

3. Inasmuch as there are wide areas within the bounds of our 
congregations unreached by our Church Schools, we recommend that 
special well-planned and sustained efforts be made to reach them 
for the Church. We also call attention to opportunities to establish 
out-post Church Schools. 

4. We urge churches which are not yet using the Daily Vaca- 
tion Church School to consider the value of such training for chil- 
dren during vacation period. 

5. That our annual Young People's Conference be held at Flora 
Macdonald College, June 4-9, and that this conference be supported 
by our churches throughout the Presbytery. 

6. Finally, in all our Religious Education, let this be the aim 
of all our workers—" study to shew thyself approved unto God, 
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the 
word of truth"— 2 Timothy 2:15. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 91 



The Committee on Minutes of Synod's Minutes made a 
report, which was received as information. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

1. The Sessional Records of the following churches were ap- 
proved with the exceptions noted in the books : Ashpole, Barbccaie, 
Bethel, Carthage, Centre, Eagle Springs, Fayetteville First, lona, 
Lakeview, Manly, McPherson, Mt. Pisgah. 

2. The Sessional Records of the following churches were not 
presented for review : Buie's Creek, Cameron Hill, Coats, Elrod. 
Horseshoe, Longstreet, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, Priest Hill, Sandy Grove. 

3. The Sessional Records of all the churches not included in the 
above lists were approved without exception. 

4. We recommend that the Stated Clerk, in sending report 
blanks to those churches which did not present their books, call 
upon them to submit their records for review and show reason why 
they have not done so in the past. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. B. McLaughlin, chairman. 

REPORT OF HISTORICAL COMMITTEE 

The Historical Committee made report in the follow- 
ing manner: Rev. E. L. Barber read a sketch of the 
Bethesda Church, and in behalf of the church, presented to 
Presbytery a copy of the book, "Old Bethesda," 1)y Bion 
H. Butler. Sketches of the following churches were read : 
Elise Church, by Rev. J. W. Crinkley ; Midway Church, by 
Rev. L. A. McLaurin ; Leaflet Church, by Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick. 

Presbytery thanked those preparing these histories and 
Bethesda Church for the volume presented by that church. 

Rev. J. F. Menius requested Presbytery to give to a mis- 
sion carried on by the Lillington Church the seats in the 
old Shannon Church, which request was granted, if the way 
be clear. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The Committee on Nominations submitted its report, 
which was adopted. ( See "General Directory.") 

Recommendation 

Your Committee recommends that in the appointments of Pres- 
bytery's Committees distribution be made of these throughout the 
Presbytery in so far as it is practical and possible. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. DICK, Chairman. 



92 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



The Committee on Bills and Overtures recommended 
that the communication concerning the Hay Watson Smith 
case be received as information. This report was adopted. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing- supplemental report, which was adopted : 

SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

There has been placed in our hands a call from the Pinehurst 
Community Church for the pastoral services of Rev. A. J. McKelway, 
promising to pay him $2,800.00 a year in regular monthly payments, 
with the free use of a manse and one month's vacation. 

We recommend that this call be found in order and placed in 
his hands. 

Respectfully submitted. 

D. M. CLARK, Chairman. 

The call from the Pinehurst Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. A. J. McKelway was placed in his hands, 
and he signified his acceptance. The following commission 
was appointed to install him as pastor of Pinehurst Church, 
a quorum to be constituted by two ministers and one elder : 
Rev. W. M. Fairley, D.D., Rev. E. L. Barber, Rev. J. C. E. 
McLaughlin; Ruling- Elders J. Bruce Cameron and T. W. 
Graham. Time, May 6, 1934. 

The Committee on Stewardship made a verbal report, 
which was received as information. 

The Session of Laurel Hill Church requested Presbytery 
to reduce its taxes from $20.00 to $10.00 per year. 'This 
request was referred to the Stewardship Committee. 

The Stewardship Committee recommended that no re- 
duction be made in the taxes of the Laurel Hill Chnvch, 
which recommendation was adopted. 

The Committee on Resolutions made the following re- 
port, which was adopted by standing vote : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Committee on Resolutions makes the following report : 

The Presbytery wishes to express its appreciation of the gener- 
ous hospitality and delightful entertainment accorded the Presbytery 
by the Bethesda Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. SNIPES, Chairman. 

The following request was placed on the docket for the 
adjourned meeting of Presbytery: 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 93 



That the Manual of Presbytery be so changed or amended as to 
provide for a Standing Committee of Presbytery on Temperance. 

An invitation from the Rowland Church for the next 
Stated Meeting of Presbytery was accepted and the time 
fixed for the last Tuesday in September at 11 :00 A. M. 

Rev. S. H. Fulton was elected as Chairman of the Pro- 
gram Commtitee. 

Presbytery ordered that the Stated Clerk have the usual 
number of copies of the Minutes and Dockets printed, and 
that he complete and forward to the General Assembly the 
Statistical Report. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

Special prayer in behalf of Mr. John M. Brown, whose 
wife died suddenly during the meeting of Presbytery, was 
offered by Presbytery. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn, prayer 
and benediction, to meet in adjourned session in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, June 12, 1934, at 
2:00 P. M. 

G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GTBBS, Stated Clerk. 



94 MINUTES FAYETTEViLLE PRESBYTERY 



COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS 

1924 W. C. Brown W. J. Currie 

J. F. Menius Edgar Hall 

1925 A. R. McQueen A. R. McEachern 

R. G. Matheson J. B. McCallum 

V. G. Smith 

E. B. Carr 

1926 F. M. Bain D. C. Gillis 

D. L. Jones D. M. Stewart 

Ne-ill Mclnnis J. M. Wilson 

G. E. Morehouse 

1927 J. B. Black John M. Brown 

R. A. McLeod D. M. Fairley 

C. B. Craig S. W. Wilson 

1928 C. M. Gibbs McLean Campbell 

G. W. Hanna N. D. M. Clark 

L. A. McLaurin Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1929 E. L. Siler L. Calhoun 

A. J. McKelway D. A. McLaughlin 

J. F. Menius John W. Graham 

1930 W. L. Foley— H. C. Cameron 

G. F. Kirkpatrick Ernest Graham 

J. Lee McLean Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1931 W. M. Fairley J. A. Hodgin 

W. M. McLeod K. A. McDonald 

F. C. Symonds C. G. Rose 

1932 A. D. Carswell D. A. Huffines 

L N. Clegg M. C. McDonald 

W. S. Golden L. L. McGoogan 

1933 D. M. Clark Geo. K. McNeill 

C A. Lawrence McKay McKinnon 

Dixon McDonald N. J. McRimmon 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

David Fairley Blue, Jr., Wm. Patrick Boyle, James Thomas Ellis, 
Jr., James A. Jones, Duncan D. McBryde, J. Pender McBryde, 
Barney E. McLean, Frederick V. Poag, John Murphy Smith, and 
Walter G. Sugg, Jr.— 10. 







STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 


1934. 






















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(Continued from inside front cover.) 

2. Stewardship: Eugene Alexander, Chairman (1935) ; D. M. Qark 
(1936), J. M. Lemmon (1934). 

3. Religious Education: E. L. Barber, Chairman (1935) ; Neill Mc- 
Innis (1934) ; C. G. Rose (1934) ; James Appleby (1936) ; W. T. 
Covington (1936) ; K. A. McDonald (1935) ; H. G. Bedinger (1934) ; 
J. M. Wilson (1936) ; A. W. Dick (1935) ; Mrs. J. L. Norris (1936) ; 
Mrs. W. D. Johnson (1936). 

4. Woman's Work: J. B. Black, Chairman (1934) ; W. J. Huney- 
cutt (1936) ; G. W. Hanna (1935). 

II. Permanent Committees 

1. Assembly's Work: R. G. Matheson, Chairman (1935) ; J. C. B. 
McLaughlin (1936), Foreign Missions; G. F. Kirkpatrick (1936), 
Assembly's Home Missions; D. L. Jones (1934), Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief; L, Smith (1936), Bible Cause; M. D. 
McNeill (1935), General Assembly's Minutes. 

2. Synod's Work: A. D. Carswell, Chairman (1934), H. C. Cameron 
(1936), Synod's Home Missions; W. M. Fairley (1935), Educa- 
tional Institutions; A. T. Lassiter (1935), Orphans' Home; Dixon 
McDonald (1936), Minutes of Synod. 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Programs: S. H. Fulton, Chairman, Pastor of Host Church, 
Stated Clerk, and the Chairmen of the four Executive Com- 
mittees constitute this Committee. 

(2) State of Religion: G, E. Moorehouse, Chairman (1934) ; 
Hugh McAllister (1936) ; Neill Mclnnis (1935). 

(3) Business: C. M. Gibbs, Chairman (1934); W. N. Alford 
(1936),Auditing; J. C. B. McLaughlin (1935), Sessional 
Records. 

(4) Historical Committee: G. F. Kirkpatrick (1934), Chairman; 
A. R. McQueen (1934). 

(5) Educational Institutions: S. H. Fulton (1934), Chairman; 
Dr. P. P. McCain (1936) ; A. R. McQueen (1935) ; Edgar Hall 
(1935). 

(6) Printed Minutes: J. M. Lemmon, Chairman (1935) ; T. C. 
Croker (1936) ; G. E. Moorehouse (1934). 

III. Special Committees 

1. On Long Street Church: W. M. Fairley, Chairman, D. M. Fair- 
ley, F. M. Bain, D. J. Ray. 

IV. Examniation Committees 

1. Theology: A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, and D. M. Qark. 

2. Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, James Appleby. 

3. Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, and D. L. Jones. 



4. English Bible: J. B. Black. G. W. Hanna and E. B. Carr. 

5. Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Barber 
and J. F. Menius. 

6. Natural Science: C G. Vardell, A. W. Dick and H. G. Bedinger. 

7. Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and J. C. B. Mc- 
Laughlin. 

V. Presbyterial Sermon 

Next Stated Meeting: Rev. James Appleby. Subject: "Adoption." 



The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1933, as approved by Presby- 
tery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds are to 
be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of the 
total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distributed 
at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presbytery 
to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and thereby 
equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 3L4 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.6 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 7.8 Rev. W. H. Hopper, 410 Urban 

Building, Louisville, Ky. 

Religious Education 2.7 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 

Assembly's Training School .9 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause .6 Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 

Synod's Home Missions 10.0 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Schools and Colleges 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Union Theological Sem 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

Orphans' Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 

Presbytery's H. Missions— 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C 



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z^inutes of 



FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




ADJOURNED MEETINGS AT FAYETTEVILLE 
AND RAEFORD 



TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-THIRD STATED MEETING 
AT ROWLAND CHURCH 



Fall, 1934 



Next Stated Meeting April 23, 1935 



(SI. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator — Rev. S. H. Fulton Laurinburg 

Stated Qerk— Rev. C M Gibbs (1935) Erwin 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1935) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius Lillington 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1935) Rowland 

Historian— Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

The terms of office expire as indicated by the date with each 
name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1935— Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

Fall 1936— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1937— Mr. K. A. McDonald Hope Mills 

Fall 1938— Rev. W. M. Fairley Raeford 

II. Elise Academy 

Fall 1935— Rev. R. G. Matheson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen, 
and Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 

Fall 1936 — Mrs. A. M. Fairley, Laurinburg; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Fay- 
etteville; and Mrs. J. H. Suttenfield, Aberdeen. 

Fall 1937— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Hemp; Mr. J. R. McQueen, Lake- 
view. 

Fall 1938— Rev. W. S. Golden, Mr. A. B. Cameron, Carthage; and 
Mr. C. D. Hutaff, Fayetteville. 

Trustee-at-Large — Mr. John Kennedy. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1935 — Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. McCain, 
Sanatarium ; Rev. A. R. McQueen, and Mr. Hiram 
Grantham, Red Springs. 

Spring 1936 — Rev. E. L. Barber, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurel Hill; 
Hon. A. W. McLean, Lumberton ; and Mr. John M. 
Brown, Red Springs. 

Spring 1937— Rev. A. W. Dick; Mr. A. R. McEachern, St. Pauls; 
Mr. Ernest Graham, Red Springs ; Mr. W. T. Coving- 
ton, Raeford. 

Trustee-at-Large — Col. John Gribble. 

IV. Donalson Academy 

C. G. Rose, Qaude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, T. A. Devane, Dr. 
D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Steadman, H. M. Pinkston, of Fay- 
etteville ; Edgar Hall, Raeford ; A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 
and W. M. Fairley. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1935 — Frank Cameron and Neill A. McFayden, Raeford. 
Spring 1936— J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue, Raeford. 
Spring 1937 — George Patterson, Raeford. 

VI. Presbytery 

Fall 1937— C. G. Rose, Fayetteville; A. R. McEachern, St. Pauls; 
Hinton James, Laurinburg. 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 

Fall 1936— Francis Coxe, Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 
Committees of Presbytery 

Note : The terms of office of all committee members expire 
at the Stated Fall Meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated. 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, June 12, 1934. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met according to adjournment 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, at 
2:00 P. M., and was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
G. W. Hanna and w^as opened v/ith prayer. 

The follow^ing w^ere present and enrolled : 

Ministers: E. L. Barber, L. Smith, C. A. Lawrence, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, Eugene Alexander, James Appleby, G. W. Hanna, and A. R. 
McQueen— 8. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. McArthur, McPherson; A. R. McEachern, 
St. Pauls ; E. H. Williamson, Fayetteville First — 3. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen w^as appointed to act as Clerk Pro 
Tern. 

The resolution, w^hich had been placed on the docket for 
this meeting of Presbytery, to amend the Manual of Pres- 
bytery so as to provide for a Permanent Committee on 
Temperance in the Presbytery w^as adopted. The Modera- 
tor was directed to appoint a committee of five, with Rev. 
C. A. Lawrence as Chairman. 

• The Presbyterial tax for the Highland and Maxton 
Churches was reduced ten, ($10.00) dollars each. 

Rev. M. P. Calhoun presented a letter of dismission from 
Kanawha Presbytery, and after the examinations required 
by the Book of Church Order were sustained as satisfac- 
tory, it was ordered that he be enrolled in the Presbytery 
after signing the obligations required. 

A call from the St. Pauls Church for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Rev. M. P. Calhoun, for all his time at a salary of 
$1,500.00 per annum and free use of the manse, was found 
in order and placed in the hands of Mr. Calhoun, who signi- 
fied his acceptance of the same. 

The following Commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Calhoun on the second Sunday of July at 11 :00 A. M. : Rev. 
A. R. McQueen to preside and charge the people ; Rev. S. 
H. Fulton to preach ; Rev. James Appleby to charge the 
pastor; Mr. Hugh McAllister, ruling elder, to complete the 



100 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Commission. Alternates : Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin and 
Ruling Elder E. H. Williamson. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer, to meet at the call 
of the Moderator at the meeting of Synod at Davidson, 
North Carolina. 

G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 
A. R. McQueen, Clerk Pro Tem. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 101 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Davidson, N. C, Sept. 5, 1934. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met according to adjournment 
at the call of the Moderator, in the Chambers Building at 
1 :30 P. M,, and was opened with prayer by the Moderator, 
Rev. G. W. Hanna. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. L. Little, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, D. L. 
Jones, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, W. J. 
Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. S. Golden, C A. Law- 
rence, E. L. Barber, S. H. Fulton, J. C. B. McLaughlin, James 
Appleby, R. L. Alexander, J. W. Crinkley and M. P. Calhoun — 20. 

Ruling Elders: Fuller Monroe, Bensalem ; L. Calhoun, Church 
in the Pines; J. W. Monroe, Eagle Springs; W. N. McDuffie, Elise ; 
H. W. Malloy, Laurinburg; Neill McKinnon, Lumber Bridge; J. B.. 
McCallum, Maxton First; E. B. McNeill, Raeford; D. C. Baker, 
Sherwood, and W. F. Alexander, Vass — 10. 

At the request of the host church and upon the recom- 
mendation of the Program Committee, the date for the 
Fall Meeting of Presbytery was postponed for one week, 
from September 25 to October 2, 1934. 

Candidate Walton G. Sugg, Jr., at his own request, was 
granted a letter of dismissal to Brazos Presbytery. 

Presbytery's Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief submitted the following report, which 
was adopted : 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends that Presbytery approve the application of Candidate 
John Murphy Smith for a loan of $75.00 from the Assembly's Com- 
mittee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet at the call of the Modera- 
tor and was closed with prayer. 

G. W. HANNA, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



102 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-THIRD STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Rowland, N. C, Oct. 2, 1934. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Forty-third Stated Session in the Rowland Church at 11:00 
o'clock A. M., and was called to order and opened with 
prayer by the Moderator, Rev. G. W. Hanna. 

The following were present and enrolled or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, C. G. Vardell, L. Smith, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, I. N. Clegg, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, E. B. 
Carr, J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. J. 
Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, Dixon McDonald, J. W. 
Lemmon, D. M. Clark, H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, C. A. Law- 
rence, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, 
J. C. B. McLaughlin, H. G. Bedinger, A. W. Dick, James Appleby, 
R. L. Alexander, J. W. Crinkley, A. J. McKelway, and M. P. Cal- 
•houn — 38. 

Ruling Elders: A. A. Conoly, Antioch ; Leewood McCallum, 
Ashpole ; Thos. H. Holmes, Barbecue; J. C. McDuffie, Bensalem; 
J. Talbot Johnson, Bethesda ; J. P. Maynard, Bluff; L. Calhoun, 
Church in the Pines; S. T. Fields, Culdee; W. K. McKay, Cypress; 
F. W. Bost, Eagle Springs; J. M. Blue, Eureka; A. S. Cromartie, 
Fayetteville First; N. B. McDonald, Flat Branch; J. A. McGeachy, 
Highland; J. S. Ray, Hope Mills; T. S. Greyard, Zona; W. E. Gra- 
ham, Jackson Springs; A. H. McDonald, Laurel Hill; Mac. Camer- 
on, Laurinburg ; J. M. Shaw, Lillington ; Neill McKinnon, Lumber 
Bridge; L. M. McKenzie (first day) and H. B. Jennings (second day), 
Lumberton ; J. S. McRae, Maxton ; D. J. McMillan, McMillan ; J. A. 
Graham, McPherson ; R. L. Lytch, Midway; Neill McKay, Mont- 
pelier; Neill Rosser, Mt. Pisgah ; D. E. Graham, Olivia; W. D. Mc- 
Kay, Philadelphus : W. C. Guin, Philippi ; Alex Stewart, Pinehurst ; 
N. McL. McDiarmid, Raeford; D. E. Smith, Red Springs; J. L. T. 
Smith, Rex; A. C. Sinclair, Rowland; J. H. Clark, Sherwood; J. F. 
Monroe, Spies ; J. W. Guiton, St. Pauls ; M. McQ. Bailey, Union ; 
A. B. Parker, Vass, and D. O. Patterson, West End— 43. 

Rev. S. H. Fulton was elected Moderator and Rev. J. F. 
Menius, Temporary Clerk. 

The Program Committee submitted a printed report 
which was adopted. 

Rev. G. W. Hanna, retiring Moderator, preached a ser- 
mon on the text. Acts 24:16, following which the Com- 
munion of the Lord's Supper was celebrated, Rev. A. W. 
Dick and Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick presiding. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :00 P. M. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 103 

First Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M. 

The unprinted Minutes of Presbytery were read and 
received as information. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed by 
the Moderator : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures: G. W. Hanna, G. E. Moorehouse, J. B. 
Black, A. S. Cromartie, J. Talbot Johnson, D. E. Smith. 

Nominations: J. C. B. McLaughHn, W. S. Golden, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, L. Calhoun, J. M. Shaw, L. McCallum. 

Calls and Supplies: j. F. Menius, W. M. Fairley, J. W. Crinkley, 
R. L. Lytch, A. H. McDonald, S. T. Fields. 

Resolutions: A. W. Dick, A. J. McKelway, R. L. Alexander, J. S. 
Ray, J. S. McRae, Alex Stewart. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies, which re- 
port w^as referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS 

The Commissions to install Rev. A. J. McKelway as 
pastor of the Pinehurst Church reported that duty per- 
formed according to the Book of Church Order on May 6, 
1934; to install Rev. J. W. Crinkley as pastor of the P>en- 
salem, Elise, Spies and Eagle Springs Churches reported 
that duty performed according to the Book of Church Order 
on May 20, 1934; to install Rev. M. P. Calhoun as pastor 
of the St. Pauls Church reported that duty performed ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order on July 8, 1934. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were received, and dis- 
posed of as indicated : 

1. From the Philadelphus Church asking permission to change 
the terms of its call for pastoral services. Referred to the Commit- 
tee on Calls and Supplies. 

2. From Dr. J. D. Leslie, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, 
in regard to amendments to the Book of Church Order. Referred 
to the Committee on Assembly's Minutes. 

3. From Rev. E. B. Paisley, President of the Assembly's Train- 
ing School, regarding the appointment of a permanent committee 



104 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



of Presbytery on the Training School. Referred to the Committee 
on Bills and Overtures, 

4. From Dr. J. E. Flow, Chairman of Synod's Committee on 
Stated Supply, Dr. H. W. McLaughlin, of the Assembly's Commit- 
tee on Religious Education, and Rev. E. C. Scott, Assistant Stated 
Clerk of the General Assembly, regarding the matter of Stated 
Supplies. Referred to the following special committee : Rev. A. W. 
Dick, Chairman, Rev. W. S. Golden and Mac. Cameron. 

The Stewardship Committee made the following- report 
which was adopted : 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Your Committee on Stewardship would recommend : 

1. That every church in our Presbytery be urged to make an 
Every Member Canvass for local expenses and benevolences on the 
second Sunday, March 10, 1935, and that the Chairman of the Stew- 
ardship Committee, in person or through others, assist in making 
this canvass in all vacant churches. 

2. That March 24, 1935, heretofore referred to as "Pay-Up" 
Sunday, be designated as Loyalty Sunday, and that individuals who 
have made pledges and subscribers who are in arrears be urged to 
make a special contribution to their churches on this date. 

3. That pastors and church officers be urged to set aside the 
month of February as a period of intensive preparation and educa- 
tion for the Every Member Canvass and that they all co-operate 
with the Stewardship Committee in planning and conducting dis- 
trict conferences on this subject during February and March. 

4. That the Presbytery indorse the Belmont Covenant Plan and 
commend it for adoption by every church in the Presbytery. 

5. That Presbytery accept in full the askings of the Assembly 
and Synod of $40,000, based on the average gifts of the churches 
for the last four years ; and that this budget of $40,000 be distrib- 
uted among the causes as follows : (See back cover of Minutes 
of Presbytery). 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



105 



6. That the askings for Benevolent Causes for the year 1935-36, 
$40,000, be apportioned to the churches as follows : 



Antioch $ 500 

Ashpole 750 

Barbecue 50 

Bensalem 175 

Benson 10 

Bethel 250 

Bethesda 900 

Big Rockfish 100 

Bluff 80 

Buies Creek 25 

Bunnlevel 150 

Cameron 800 

Cameron Hill 50 

Campbellton 10 

Cape Fear 10 

Carthage 800 

Centre 200 

Church in the Pines 550 

Church of the Covenant __ 250 

Coats 10 

Comfort 35 

Culdee 200 

Cypress 60 

Dunn 900 

Dundarrach 60 

Eagle Springs 20 

EHse 140 

Elrod 5 

Ephesus 50 

Erw^in 125 

Eureka 165 

Fairmont 60 

Fayeteville First 7,500 

Flat Branch 95 

Four Oaks 10 

Galatia 200 

Godwin 200 

Gibson 160 

Grove 15 

Hebron 5 

Highland 2,500 

Hope Mills 150 

Horseshoe 10 

lona 300 

Jackson Springs 575 

Lakeside 25 



Lakeview 50 

Laurel Hill 400 

Laurinburg 3,600 

Leaflet 75 

LilHngton 350 

Longstreet .. 10 

Lumber Bridge 1 350 

Lumberton 1,350 

Manly 75 

Maxton 2,300 

McMillan 50 

McPherson 725 

Midway 150 

MontpeHer 750 

Mt. Pisgah 200 

Mt. Tabor 70 

Naomi 5 

Olivia 550 

Palestine 5 

Parkton 200 

Pinehurst 500 

Philippi 25 

Pem.broke 160 

Philadelphus 275 

Providence 35 

Priest Hill 5 

Raeford 2,200 

Raven Rock 100 

Red Springs 3,000 

Rex 325 

Rowland 650 

Sandy Grove 20 

Sardis : 100 

Sherwood 110 

Shiloh 375 

Smyrna 475 

So. Fayetteville 10 

Spence 10 

Spies 35 

St. Pauls 1,400 

Sunnyside 60 

Union . 50 

Vass 300 

West End 350 

Westminster 30 

Wildwood 5 

7. That any church session which desires adjustment of its 
apportionment make this official request of the Stewardship Com- 
mittee which is hereby authorized to act in its discretion on the 
statement of facts presented, provided request is made not later 
than February 15, 1935. 

. Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 



106 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Rev. P. C. Adams, of Wilmington Presbytery and Presi- 
dent of Presbyterian Junior College, was introduced to 
Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

As a special order of the day, Rev. Dixon McDonald 
w^as heard on the Home Mission Work in Johnston County. 

The Presbyterial Sermon was preached by Rev, James 
Appleby on the subject of "Adoption," using as his text, 
Galatians 4:4-6. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made a verbal report which 
was received as information and the following recommenda- 
tions were adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the amount of $27.83 which was left in the treasury 
of the organization known as the "Men of the Church" be placed 
in the hands of the Treasurer of Presbytery to be used by the 
Committee on Religious Education in the promotion of the Men's 
Department of this work. 

2. That the hearing of the churches in arrears in payment of 
the Presbyterial Tax be postponed until the Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. McLAURIN, Treasurer. 

Upon motion of the Chairman of the Committee on 
Stewardship, Presbytery fixed the Presbyterial Tax for 
churches as follows: Spence, $2.00; Providence, $2.00; 
Philippi, $2.00; Lakeview, $8.00; Union, $8.00; Cvpress, 
S8.00. 

The Committee on Religious Education made the fol- 
lowing report which w^as adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman 

The work of Religious Education is making good progress in 
the Presbytery. There appears very definitely a growing interest 
and an increasing desire and purpose to promote the work. 

The attention of Presbytery is called to the election of Rev. 
O. C. Williamson, D.D., as Director of Religious Education for the 
Synod of North Carolina. We commend Dr. Williamson to the 
churches of our Presbytery and bespeak for him the co-operation 
of all the churches in the increasingly important cause of Religious 
Education. 



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We recommend that Presbytery adopt the "Program of Work" 
as suggested by the General Assembly's Committee on Religious 
Education and adopted by the Synod of North Carolina, as the 
Program of Work for Fayetteville Presbytery. 

1. Department of Sunday School Work 

a. We deplore the seeming lack of interest in Sunday School 
work throughout the Presbytery, and the alarming decrease in 
membership of our Sunday Schools, and the even more distressing 
condition whereby there are so few additions to our churches from 
our schools. This indicates a lack of genuine evangelism. Such 
conditions ought not to be. 

b. We urge upon our pastors and officers greater interest in 
this important agency of the Church and we suggest as a goal for 
the coming six months' period an increased total membership of 
1,000. We suggest no figure for increase in additions to the church. 
That burden should and must lie on each individual interested in 
the Sunday School. 

c. We further urge more effective teaching to be promoted in 
our church schools, and to this end, we suggest that each minister 
assume personal responsibility for at least one teacher training unit 
being taught in each of his churches during the coming six months. 

d. We recommend the holding of a conference of all Sunday- 
School superintendents in our Presbytery in the near future for the 
purpose of inspiration and co-operation in this great work. 

e. We request the granting of $25.00 from the Presbytery at 
large for promotional purposes for the ensuing six months. 

2. Department of Young People's Work 

It is gratifying to report that Fayetteville Presbytery has more 
young people's organizations using the Kingdom Highway Program 
than any other Presbytery in the Synod. Over half of our churches 
now use the Kingdom Highway Program. The activities of the 
young people's organizations include 40 prayer bands, 85 tithers, and 
57 study classes, all of which show a marked increase over last 
year. Six of our young people have answered the call and have 
dedicated their lives to full time service for the Master. 

The Young People's League of the Presbytery publishes a 
quarterly bulletin containing suggested activities, news and messages 
from the members of the League Council. 

The Conference at Flora Macdonald College was the largest 
ever held. There was an enrollment of 259, 88 Intermediate and 171 
Senior, Young People. There were 40 leaders and helpers. All ex- 
penses were taken care of, leaving a total balance of practically 
$500.00. 

We respectfully recommend : 

a. That the appreciation of the Presbytery be extended to all 
those who helped to make the Flora Macdonald Conference a sue- 



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cess, especially the President and Trustees of Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege for the use of the college. 

b. That two conferences be held instead of one : one for the 
Intermediates, ages 12, 13, 14; and one for the Senior Young People, 
ages 15-24. 

The necessity for this grows out of the following : 

(1) The Conference has grown too large to take care of at 
the college. Either it must be divided or the enrollment must be 
limited. We do not feel that limitation of the enrollment would serve 
the purpose for which the Conference was established. 

(2) We believe better work could be done with the separate 
groups, especially the Intermediates. 

3. Department of Men's Work 

Pursuant to the direction of Presbytery, a Men's Work Confer- 
ence was held at Flora Macdonald College in November, 1933. The 
conference was well attended by ministers and laymen. A program 
consisting of addresses upon various phases of the Work-of-the- 
Church and a demonstration of the Men-of-the-Church planned by 
a group of laymen from Aberdeen and Laurinburg proved interest- 
ing and effective. Incidentally two great causes of the church were 
effectively presented by these groups, viz., Home Missions and Min- 
isterial Relief. The usefulness of the Men-of-the-Church organiza- 
tion in presenting the causes of the church in an interesting way 
and the development of men in presenting the work of the church 
and public prayer were illustrated. 

The conference voted unanimously to request Presbytery to 
make a conference on Men's Work an annual affair. 

It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve Presbytery as 
the Chairman of this Committee for the last four years. The Com- 
mittee of Religious Education has unanimously elected Rev. A. W. 
Dick to succeed me. 

Believing that the men in our churches offer at present the 
greatest opportunity for development and usefulness available to the 
pastors and sessions of the churches, I most earnestly urge them to 
consider anew the advisability of organizing their men according to 
the plan of the General Assembly. 

The following recommendations are submitted : 

a. That Presbytery commend the Men-of-the-Church organiza- 
tions to pastors and sessions of churches which do not at present 
have them. 

b. That a conference on Men's Work be held at the First Pres- 
byterian Church, of Fayettevlile beginning at 3 :30 P. M., Tuesday, 
November 27, and that the program be committed to Rev. A. W. 
Dick, the new Chairman, assisted by other members of the Com- 
mittee on Religious Education. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. BEDINGER, Chairman of Dept. of Men's Work. 



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Ruling Elders J. Talbot Johnson and M. McQ. Bailey 
were appointed a committee to raise the $25.00 asked for 
the Department of Sunday School Work. 

The Committee on Home Missions made the following 
report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF HOME MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

The reports from the five mission fields of the Presbytery are 
encouraging in almost every respect. The men have held 308 serv- 
ices at 19 churches and two mission points. There v^ere 104 pro- 
fessions of faith on these fields, 91 believers w^ere added to the 
church on profession of faith, and 17 by letter, making a total of 
108 members added to the church during the last six months. Tw^en- 
ty-one Sabbath Schools were maintained, and two were organized, 
one on Rev. D. M. Clark's field, and one on Rev. W. J. Huneycutt's. 
Churches were repaired on the fields occupied by Rev. Messrs. 
Clark, Carr, and Crinkley. 

It appears that the Every Member Canvass was not made by 
some of the churches, and the attention of these churches is called 
to the fact that Presbytery requires that this canvass be made in 
every church receiving aid from the Home Missions Fund. 

The Presbytery urges those churches which are indebted to the 
Building and Loan Fund to pay the interest on their loan, and to 
retire the principal as rapidly as possible, in order that the Presby- 
tery may be able to grant loans to other churches sorely needing it. 

The Committee recommends : 

1. That the petition signed by eight persons of the Flower's 
Tabernacle for an organization be granted, and the following Com- 
mission appointed to organize the church, if the way be clear: Rev. 
Messrs. A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, and W. E. Snipes, with Ruling 
Elders Ralph Wade and G. W. McGee. Alternates, Rev. J. F. 
Menius and RuHng Elder J M. Bain. 

2 That the petition from twenty-two people in a district lying 
five miles north of Fayetteville, on the Lillington-Fayetteville High- 
way, for an organization be granted, and the following Commission 
be appointed to organize the said church, if the way be clear : Rev. 
Messrs. A. R. McQueen, D. M. Clark, and L. Smith, with Ruling 
Elders W. A. West and A. S. Cromartie. Alternates, Rev. Eugene 
Alexander and Ruling Elder D. M. Fairley. 

3. That the ministers of the Presbytery give Rev. Dixon Mc- 
Donald all assistance possible in their congregations in his efforts 
to raise money for the employment of an assistant in the Johnston 
County Work. 

Respectfully submitted. 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 P. M., closing with 
prayer. 



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First Day — Night Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 P. M,, and after engag- 
ing in devotional exercises, a popular meeting was held lay- 
ing emphasis on the Sunday School Work of the Church. 
Rev. Joe H. Carter, of the Central Presbyterian Church, 
Anderson, S. C, addressed Presbytery, after which Presby- 
tery entered into a round-table discussion on Sunday School 
methods. 

It was announced that the Committee appointed to raise 
the funds needed for the promotional work among the Sun- 
day Schools of the Presbytery had successfully raised the 
amount asked for and Presbytery expressed its apprecia- 
tion of the services of these men. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 8 :45 o'clock. 

Second Day — Morning Session 

Presbytery met at 8 :45 and opened with devotional exer- 
cises led by Rev. D. L. Jones. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Commission on Elise Academy made a verbal re- 
port and the Commission was continued. 

The Committee on Bible Cause made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BIBLE CAUSE 

Our report calls attention to some important facts gathered 
from the Minutes of the General Assembly and of the Synod. 

First, that the American Bible Society is carrying on a great 
work in the translation, pubhcation and distribution of the Holy 
Scriptures, and that there is a revival of interest through the 
Church in this, and, especially in foreign countries, in the reading 
and definite study of the Bible. 

Second, statistics show that the Word of God is translated and 
is being distributed (at least large portions of it) in nearly all known 
languages and dialects of the world. 

Third, that the Bible Society is making a specialty of printing 
neat and cheap editions of Bibles and Testaments ; and neat Bibles 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 111 



can be had for 25 cents and Testaments for 15 cents and Gospels for 
two cents each. 

We call special attention to the fact that much of this sort of 
work is being done by contributions from the churches and the 
larger the contribution, of course, the more work of distributing 
Bibles. 

We call to your attention this fact, that to this cause, one of 
the most important causes, our Presbytery contributed last year, 
according to the report to the General Assembly, $174. This was 
the smallest amount contributed to any of the Assembly's causes. 

We present for the adoption by our Presbytery the following 
recommendations adopted by the last meeting of our Synod : 

1. "That we heartily endorse the work of the American Bible 
Society in its encouragement of a wider circulation of the Holy 
Scriptures. 

2. "That inasmuch as December 9, 1934, has been designated as 
Universal Bible Sunday, the pastors be urged to co-operate in em- 
phasizing the importance of the Holy Scriptures, preaching sermons 
and stressing the importance of the reading and studying of God's 
Holy Word, and to the financial support thereof." 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

The Commtitee on Assembly's Minutes submitted its 
report, which was adopted as amended and is as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY'S MINUTES 

The Committee on Assembly's Minutes submits the following 
recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery approve the amendment to the Book of 
Church Order, Paragraph 298, as handed down by the General As- 
sembly. 

2. That Presbytery disapprove the amendment to the Book of 
Church Order, Paragraph 112, as handed down by the General As- 
sembly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened after a brief recess and engaged 
in devotional exercises and heard an address by Rev. Joe 
H. Carter, of Anderson, S. C, the invited speaker for this 
meeting of Presbytery. 

As a special order of the day, Mr. Ernest Milton ad- 
dressed Presbytery in the interest of the Presbyterian Or- 



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phans' Home. Following this address, the following Special 
Committee on the Orphans' Home was appointed : Harnett 
County, Rev. J. F. Menius and Mr. O. L. Johnson; Roberson 
County, Rev. R. L. Alexander and Mr. J. B. McCallum ; 
Scotland County, Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin and Mr. Mac 
Cameron ; Hoke County, Rev. A. D. Carswell and Mr. Edgar 
Hall ; Cumberland County, Rev. D. L. Jones and Dr. A. S. 
Cromartie ; Moore County, Rev. E. L. Barber and Mr. Tal- 
bot Johnson ; Johnston County, Rev. Dixon McDonald and 
Mr. Preston Woodall. 

The Special Committee on Stated Supply made a verbal 
report and the Committee was continued and directed to 
report at the adjourned meeting of Presbytery in De- 
cember. 

An open discussion of Sunday School methods was led 
by Rev. James Appleby. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 P. M. 

Second Day — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M., and was led in 
prayer. 

As a special order of the day. Presbytery heard the re- 
port of the Committee on Educational Institutions. In con- 
nection with this report, the Presidents of the following 
Educational Institutions addressed Presbytery: Flora Mac- 
donald College, Presbyterian Junior College, and Elise 
Academy. The following resolution was adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

The Presbytery has heard with pleasure these addresses and 
heartily commend these institutions to our people. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made report and pending its adoption, Mr, Donald 
Overton Mclnnis was examined as required by the Book 
of Church Order for those seeking to be taken under the 
care of Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. His 
examination was sustained as satisfactory. The report as 
adopted is as follows : 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends : 

1. That the applications of Candidates Barney E. McLean and 
David F. Blue, Jr., for loans of $60.00 each from the Assembly's 
Committee be approved. 

2. That Mr. Donald Overton Mclnnis, of West End Church, 
be received under the care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the 
ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The Committee on Synod's Home Missions made the 
following report which was adopted : 

REPORT ON SYNOD'S HOME MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Synod's Home Missions recommends : 

1. That all our churches be requested to meet their apportion- 
ments to Synod's Home Missions in full, and that a supplementary 
offering be taken for the w^ork on the fourth Sunday of September, 
1935, by churches, auxiliaries and Sunday Schools. 

2. That Presbytery request the churches to adopt the plan of 
monthly remittances to the Treasurer of Synod's Home Missions. 
This policy w^ould in some measure lift from our faithful workers 
the burden of the deficit they are so frequently made to carry. 

3. That our pastors be requested to keep the blessed privilege 
and duty of evangelism before their congregations throughout the 
year and that evangelistic services be held in all our churches and 
mission points. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

REPORT OF HISTORICAL COMMITTEE 

The Historical Committee made its report, presenting to 
the Presbytery histories of the following churches : Fay- 
etteville First, lona, Rowland, McPherson and Highland. 
Presbytery expressed its appreciation to the writers of 
these histories, and especially to Mrs. Chas. Rankin for the 
bound volume of the History of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Fayetteville, N. C. Presbytery asked that two 
copies of these histories be made, one for the Presbytery's 
archives, the other for the Historical Foundation, Montreat, 
N. C. Presbytery also expressed its appreciation of the 
service of Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick as Historian of the Pres- 
bytery. 



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Presbytery requested the sessions of churches having- 
old Sessional Records in books no longer being used in 
keeping the records to deposit same with the Historical 
Foundation, Montreat, N. C. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT ON PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee has compared a copy of the printed Minutes 
of the 1934 Spring Meeting of Presbytery with the written Minutes 
and finds a true copy has been made. 

The Committee recommends that the printed copy be accepted 
as the official Minutes of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. LEMMON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Temperance presented the following 
report, defining the work of the Committee on Temperance, 
which report was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 

This Committee shall consist of five (5) members as follows : a 
chairman, two ministers and two elders. 

It shall be the duty of the Committee on Temperance to enlist 
the intelligent interest and co-operation of the members of Presby- 
tery in temperance education; to provide accurate information con- 
cerning the alcohol problem ; to suggest and promote workable plans 
for temperance education in the individual churches of the Presby- 
tery; to assist in initiating and carrying on a constructive program 
of temperance education throughout the Presbytery; to provide 
opportunities for co-operation among churches in the Presbytery 
and to foster co-operation among churches and public schools, clubs, 
welfare organizations, or other agencies, in the interest of temper- 
ance education ; to develop, on the basis of scientific information 
and Christian principles, intellgent and group attitudes and conduct 
in relation to the use of beverage alcohol as a personal indulgence 
and as a social and economic problem. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

C. A. LAWRENCE, Chairman. 

Presbytery requested the Committee on Temperance to 
take under consideration the advisability of broadening the 
scope of the work of that Committee and to report at the 
adjourned meeting of Presbytery. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made report and 
Presbytery ordered that one additional name be added to 



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the Committee on Assembly's Work and that all matters 
touching the Assembly's Educational Institutions be re- 
ferred to him. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

Your Committee on Calls and Supplies recommends that the 
request of the Philadelphus Church, asking to be allowed to change 
the terms of the call for the pastoral services of Rev. Neill Mclnnis 
to read, instead of eight hundred ($800) dollars per year, "five hun- 
dred ($500) dollars per year, effective November 1, 1933, any addi- 
tional amount raised to be given the pastor as a gift from the 
church," be granted. 

The Committee on Nominations made its report which 
was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Your Committee on Nominations submits the following report : 

We nominate for election to the vacancies in the offices of the 
Presbytery the following men: (See General Directory). 

We recommend that the office of the Historical Committee be 
abolished. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C B. McLaughlin, chairman. 

The Standing Committee on Resolutions made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted by a rising vote : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

We thank God for all the gracious gifts we have received dur- 
ing this session of Presbytery. And we wish to take this oppor- 
tunity to express our deep appreciation to all those who in their 
ministry for God have ministered so abundantly and kindly to us. 
The pastor and the members of the Rowland, lona and Midway 
Churches and their friends have omitted nothing which would con- 
tribute to the convenience of Presbytery and the happiness and 
comfort of us all. For all these things we are grateful and pray 
God's continued and richest blessing upon you all. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. DICK, Chairman. 

The Committee on the State of Religion made a report 
which was received as information. 

The Stated Clerk announced that all the Commissioners 



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to the last General Assembly had reported their attendance 
at the Assembly and they were commended for their dili- 
gence. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

Resolved: That Fayetteville Presbytery, in view of the situa- 
tion in our bounds touching our church schools, as our reports show 
a decreased enrollment and also a falling off in the number of addi- 
tions to the church from the Sunday School, give its hearty endorse- 
ment to the work of our Committee on Religious Education in the 
Department of the Church Schools, and calls upon all of our 
churches, pastors and sessions to make an earnest effort to remedy 
this condition; to use every means to secure a larger enrollment in 
the Sunday Schools and to establish outpost schools. Also to secure 
for this work the enrollment of the adult membership and try to 
secure their co-operation in improving the equipment and facihtiei 
for a good school and getting the people who have no transportation 
to the church. 

Rev. L. Smith made a report on Evangelism which was 
received as information. 

The following Commissioners to the next General As- 
sembly were elected : 

Principals: Ministers: Eugene Alexander, S. H, Fulton, and 
A. W. Dick. 

Ruling Elders : J. M. Shaw, M. McQ. Bailey, and Leewood Mc- 
Callum. 

Alternates: Ministers: A. J. McKelway, L. A. McLaurin, and 
James Appleby. 

Ruling Elders : L. Z. Collier, Dr. D. S. Currie, and W. H. Currie. 

Rev. E. B. Carr was elected Chairman of the Program 
Committee. 

The selection of a place for the Spring Meeting of Pres- 
bytery was placed upon the docket for the adjourned meet- 
ing. 

The following change in the Manual of Presbytery was 
ordered. 

CHANGE IN MANUAL 

That the Presbyterial Communion shall ordinarily be in charge 
of the pastor and session of the church in which Presbytery meets. 



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Presbytery directed the Stated Clerk to have the usual 
number of copies of the Minutes and Docket of Presbytery 
printed. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned w^ith prayer to meet in an ad- 
journed session in the First Presbyterian Church, Favette- 
ville, N. C, on December 4, 1934, at 1 :30 P. M. 

S. H. FULTON, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS 

1925 ____A. R. McQueen A. R. McEachern 

R. G. Matheson J. B. McCallum 

V. G. Smith 

E. B. Carr 

1926 F. M. Bain D, C. Gillis 

D. L. Jones D. M. Stewart 

Neill Mclnnis J. M. Wilson 

G. E. Morehouse 

1927 J. B. Black John M. Brown 

R. A. McLeod D. M. Fairley 

C. B. Craig S. W. Wilson 

1928 C. M. Gibbs McLean Campbell 

G. W. Hanna N. D. M. Clark 

L. A. McLaurin Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1929 E. L. Siler L. Calhoun 

A. J. McKelway D. A. McLaughlin 

J. F. Menius John W. Graham 

1930 W. L. Foley— H. C. Cameron 

G. F. Kirkpatrick Ernest Graham 

J. Lee McLean Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1931 W. M. Fairley J. A. Hodgin 

W. M. McLeod K. A. McDonald 

F. C. Symonds C. G. Rose 

1932 A. D. Carswell D. A. Huffines 

L N. Clegg M. C. McDonald 

W. S. Golden L. L. McGoogan 

1933 D. M. Clark Geo. K. McNeill 

C. A. Lawrence McKay McKinnon 

Dixon McDonald N. J. McRimmon 

1934 W. J. Huneycutt J. B. Cameron 

A. R. McQueen A. J. Currie 

W. E. Snipes Ralph Morrison 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

David Fairley Blue, Jr., Wm. Patrick Boyle, James Thomas Ellis, 
Jr., James A. Jones, Duncan D. McBryde. J. Pender McBryde, 
Barney E. McLean, Frederick V. Poag, John Murphy Smith, and 
Donald O. Mclnnis. 



I. Executive Committees 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman 
(1937) ; Rev. R. L. Alexander (1937), Mr. O. L. Johnson, LilHng- 
ton (1937) ; Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1936), Rev. F. M. Bain (1936), 
Mr. J. B. McCallum, Jr., Maxton (1936); Rev. W. S. Golden 
(1935), Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1935), Mr. L. L. McGoogan, St. 
Pauls (1935). 

2. Stewardship: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman (1935) ; Rev. 
- D. M. Clark (1936), Mr. J. M. Shaw, LilHngton (1937). 

3. Religious Education: Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman (1935) ; 
Chairmen of Sub-Committees : Rev. James Appleby, Sunday 
School Work (1936); Rev. S. H. Fulton, Young People's Work 
(1937) ; Rev. A. W. Dick, Men's Work (1935) ; Rev. Neill Mc- 
Innis, Country Church (1937). Hon. C. G. Rose, Fayetteville 
(1937) ; Mr. W. T. Covington, Raeford (1936) ; Mr. K. A. McDon- 
ald, Hope Mills (1935) ; Rev. H. G. Bedinger (1937) ; Mr. J. M. 
Wilson, Fayetteville (1936) ; Mrs. J. L. Norris, Fayetteville (1936) ; 
Mrs. W. D. Johnson, St. Pauls (1936). 

4. Woman's Work: Rev. J. B. Black, Chairman (1937) ; Rev. W. J. 
Huneycutt (1936), Rev. G. W. Hanna (1935). 

II. Permanent Committees 

1. Assembly's Work: Rev. R. G. Matheson, Chairman (1935) ; Rev. 
J. C. B. McLauchlin (1936), Foreign Missions; Rev. G. F. Kirk- 

patrick (1936), Assembly's Home Missions; Rev. D. L. Jones 
(1937), Christian Education and Ministerial Relief; Rev. L. Smith, 
(1936), Bible Cause; Rev. J. F. Menius (1937), Educational Insti- 
tutions; Rev. M. D. McNeill (1935), Minutes of the General As- 
sembly. 

2. Synod's Work: Rev. A. D. Carswell, Chairman (1937) ; Mr. H. G. 
Cameron, Olivia (1936), Synod's Home Missions; Rev. W. M. 
Fairley (1935), Educational Institutions; Rev. A T. Lassiter 
(1935), Orphans' Home; Rev. Dixon McDonald (1936), Minutes 
of Synod. 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Program : Rev. E. B. Carr^ Chairman, Pastor of Host 
Church, Stated Clerk, and the Chairmen of the Four Exec- 
tive Committees. 

(2) State of Religion: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman (1937)^ 
Mr. Hugh McAllister, Lumberton (1936) ; Rev. Neill Mc- 
Innis (1935). 

(3) Business : Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman (1937) ; Mr. W. N. 
Alford, Rowland (1936), Auditing; Rev. J. C. B. McLaugh- 
lin (1935), Sessional Records. 

(4) Educational Institutions: Rev. S. H. Fulton (1937), Chair- 
man ; Dr. P. P. McCain, Sanatarium (1936) ; Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen (1935) ; Mr. Edgar Hall, Raeford (1935). 

(5). Printed Minutes : Rev. J. M. Lemmon, Chairman (1935) ; 

Rev. T. C. Croker (1936); Rev. G. E. Moorehouse (1937). 
(6) Temperance : Rev, C. A. Lawrence, Chairman (1937) ; Rev. 

G. W. Hanna (1936) ; Rev. A. D. Carswell (1935) ; Mr. J. R. 

McQueen, Lakeview (1937); Mr. M. C. McDonald, West 

End (1936) ; Mr. Scott Poole, Ra&ford (1935). 

III. Special Committees 

(1) On Long Street Church: Rev. W. M. Fairley, Chairman; 
Mr. D. M. Fairley, Manchester; Rev. F. M. Bain, Mr. D. J. 
Ray, Fayetteville. 



IV. Examination Committees 

1. Theology: A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, and D. M. Clark. 

2. Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, James Appleby. 

3. Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, and D. L. Jones. 

4. English Bible: J. B. Black. G. W. Hanna and E. B. Carr. 

5. Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Barber 
and J. F. Menius. 

6. Natural Science: C. G. Vardell, A. W. Dick and H. G. Bedinger. 

7. Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and J. C. B. Mc- 
Laughlin. 

V. Presbyterial Sermon 

Next Stated Meeting: Rev. M. D. McNeill. Subject: "Repentance 
Unto Life." 

The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the years beginning April 1, 1934 and 1935, as approved by 
Presbytery, v^ith the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds 
are to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of 
the total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distrib- 
uted at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presby- 
tery to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and 
thereby equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 31.4 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.6 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 7.8 Rev. W. H. Hopper, 410 Urban 

Building, Louisville, Ky. 

Religious Education. 2.7 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 

Assembly's Training School .9 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause .6 Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 

Synod's Home Missions 10.0 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Schools and Colleges 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Union Theological Sem 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

Orphans' Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 

Presbytery's H. Missions 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C. 



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FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




CALLED MEETING AND 
ADJOURNED MEETINGS AT FAYETTEVILLE 



TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOURTH STATED MEETING 
AT MT. PISGAH CHURCH 



Spring, 1935 



Next Stated Meetin^r September 24, 1935 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. 



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GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator — Rev. A. W. Dick Fayetteville 

Stated Qerk— Rev. C M Gibbs (1935) Erwin 

Permanent Qerk — Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1935) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius Lillington 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1935) Rowland 

Historian — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

The terms of office expire as indicated by the date with each 
name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
L Daridson College 

Fall 1935— Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

Fall 1936— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1937— Mr. K. A. McDonald Hope Mills 

Fall 1938— Rev. W. M. Fairley Raeford 

II. Elise Academy- 
Fall 1935— Rev. R. G. Matheson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 

and Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 
Fall 1936 — Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, Laurinburg; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, 

Fayetteville; and Mrs. J. H. Suttenfield, Aberdeen. 
Fall 1937 — Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Hemp ; Mr. J. R. McQueen, Lake- 
view. 
Fall 1938— Rev. W. S. Golden, Mr. A. B. Cameron, Carthage; and 

Mr. C. D. Hutaff, Fayetteville. 
Trustee-at-Large — Mr. John Kennedy. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1936 — Rev. E. L. Barber, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurel Hill; 
Hon. A. W. McLean, Lumberton ; and Mr. Chas. G. 
Rose, Fayetteville. 

Spring 1937— Rev. A. W. Dick; Mr. A. R. McEachern, St. Pauls; 
Mr. Ernest Graham, Red Springs; Mr. W. T. Coving- 
ton, Raeford. 

Spring 1938 — Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. McCain, 
Sanatarium; Rev. A. R. McQueen, and Mr. Hiram 
Grantham, Red Springs. 

Trustee-at-Large — Col. John Gribble. 

IV. Donalson Academy 

C. G. Rose, Qaude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, T. A. Devane, Dr. 
D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Steadman, H. M. Pinkston, of Fay- 
etteville; Edgar Hall, Raeford; A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 
and W. M. Fairley. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1936 — J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue, Raeford. 

Spring 1937 — George Patterson, Raeford. 

Spring 1938 — Frank Cameron and Neill A. McFayden, Raeford. 

VI. Presbytery 

Fall 1937— C. G. Rose, Fayetteville; A. R. McEachern, St. Pauls; 
Hinton James, Laurinburg, 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 

Fall 1936— Francis Coxe, Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 

Committees of Presbytery 

Note : The terms of office of all committee members expire 
at the Stated Fall Meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated. 



CALLED MEETING 
OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, 
November 13, 1934. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P. M., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. S. H. Fulton, and was opened 
with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, D. M. Clark, C A. Lawrence, Eugene Alexander, W. E. 
Snipes, S. H. Fulton, J. C B. McLaughlin, A. W. Dick and M. P. 
Calhoun — 12. 

Ruling Elders: L. Calhoun, Church in the Pines — 1. 
The following call for this meeting of Presbytery was 
read and found in order : 

Laurinburg, N. C, Nov. 2, 1934. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to meet on Nov. 13, 1934, at 
2 :00 P. M., at the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, to 
transact the following business, if the way be clear : 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relationship between Rev. J. C B. 
McLaughlin and the Church in the Pines. 

2. To dismiss Rev. J. C B. McLaughlin to Winchester Pres- 
bytery, Synod of Virginia. 

Signed: S. H. FULTON, Moderator. 

Rev J. C. B. McLaughlin tendered his resignation as 
pastor of the Church in the Pines. The Church in the Pines 
was heard from through its representative and concurred 
with Mr. McLaughlin in his request. The request • was 
granted and the pastoral relationship dissolved to take ef- 
fect on Nov. 30, 1934. 

At his own request. Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin was 
granted a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Win- 
chester. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

S. H. FULTON, Moderator. 
W. T. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, December 4, 1934. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met according to adjournment 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayettevile, N. C, at 1 :30 
P. M., was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. S. H. 
Fulton, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: C. G. Vardell, L. Smith, I. N. Clegg, L. A. McLaurin, 
D. L. Tones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, E. B. 
Carr, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, F. M. Bain, W. J. Huneycutt, D. M. 
Clark, W. S. Golden, C A. Lawrence, Eugene Alexander, W. E. 
Snipes, S. H. Fulton, A. W. Dick, James Appleby, A. J. McKelway, 
and M. P. Calhoun— 23. 

Ruling' Elder: Dr. A. S. Cromartie, Fayetteville First — 1. 

The following recommendation of the Program Com- 
mittee was adopted : 

That Presbytery have a new map of the Presbytery made and 
a sufficient number of copies printed for distribution, and that Rev. 
Eugene Alexander be made Chairman of the Committee for this 
work. 

Candidate W. P. Boyle was, at his own request, granted 
a letter of dismission to Winston-Salem Presbytery. 

The Commission appointed to organize a church at 
Flower's Tabernacle made the following report which was 
received and the church enrolled : 

REPORT OF COMMISSION 
BEREA CHURCH ORGANIZED 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery in answer 
to a petition to organize a church at Flowers Tabernacle met at 
Flower's Tabernacle Building on Nov. 24, 1934, at 7:30 P. M. The 
Commission was called to order by the Chairman, Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen, and opened with prayer. 

The following members of the Commission were present : Min- 
isters : A. R. McQueen, W. E. Snipes and C. M. Gibbs. Ruling 
Elders : Ralph Wade, Dunn ; and G. W. McGee, Providence. Rev, 
C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk of the Commission. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen spoke on the Meaning of the Church and 
especially the Presbyterian Church. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 125 



The following were then organized into a church, being re- 
ceived by letters of dismission as indicated: Mr. and Mrs. David 
Barber and L. A. Barber from Spence Church and Mrs. R. U. Lee, 
Beatrice Jones, Zackiah Lassiter, Qarian Coats, Mr. and Mrs. Lester 
Coats and Mr. and Mrs. Lester W. Lassiter from the Providence 
Church. 

Lester W. Lassiter, a former elder of the Providence Church, 
was elected and installed as a ruling elder. Lester Coats was elected, 
ordained and installed as a deacon. Rev. W. E. Snipes charged the 
officers of the church and Ruling Elder Ralph Wade the congre- 
gation. 

Berea was chosen as the name of the church. The Presbyterial 
tax was fixed at $L00 per year. The address of the church is Four 
Oaks, N. C, Route No. 2. 

The minutes of the Commission were read and approved. 
The meeting of the Commission closed with prayer. 

A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 
C. M. GIBBS, Clerk. 

An invitation from the Mt. Pisgah Church to the Pres- 
bytery to hold its Spring meeting in that church was 
accepted. 

Rev. A. J. McKelway was appointed Chairman of the 
Committee on Sessional Records for the unexpired term of 
Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin, removed. 

A petition for the organization of a church near Lilling- 
ton was granted and the following Commission was ap- 
pointed to organize the church : Ministers : A. R. McQueen, 
Chairman, C. M. Gibbs and J. F. Menius, and Ruling 
Elder S. J. Bethea. Alternates : Rev. Eugene Alexander 
and H. T. 'Atkins. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery 
made the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT ON PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee has compared a copy of the printed Minutes 
of the 1934 Fall Meeting of Presbytery with the written Minutes 
and finds that a true copy has been made. The Committee recom- 
mends that the printed copy be accepted as the official Minutes of 
Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. LEMMON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Christian Education made the follow- 
ing report which was received : 



126 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends that Mr, Luther J. Morris be received as a candidate 
for the ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

Pending- the adoption of the above report, Mr. Luther 
J. Morris was examined in accordance with the require- 
ments of the Book of Church Order, which examination 
was sustained as satisfactory. The report of the Com- 
mittee was adopted and Mr. Morris was enrolled as a can- 
didate for the ministry. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Christian Education 
and Ministerial Relief was instructed to write Dr. Henry 
H. Sweets, Executive Secretary of Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief, in regard to the reaction of Presbytery 
as to the list of questions used in examination of candi- 
dates for the ministry. 

The Committee on Temperance made a verbal report 
recommending that the scope of work of this committee be 
not broadened to include other social matters. The report 
was adopted. 

Mr. J. Talbot Johnson was appointed a trustee of Flora 
Macdonald College for the unexpired term of Mr. W. T. 
Covington, deceased. 

Action on other vacancies was postponed until the 
Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

The Committee on Stated Supply made the following 
report, which was adopted as amended and the Stated Clerk 
was directed to send a copy of same to the Session of each 
church in the Presbytery : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATED SUPPLY 

Your Committee on Stated Supply submits the following reso- 
lution and recommends its adoption : 

Resolved : That Fayetteville Presbytery amend its Manual by 
adopting the following rules : 

1. It shall be the rule of this Presbytery to appoint at each 
Spring meeting, for one year, a Commission on Pastoral Supply, 
said Commission to serve until the next Spring meeting of Presby- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 127 



tery. As this Commission must deal with self-supporting churches 
as well as Home Mission Fields, it should not be identical with the 
Home Mission Committee of the Presbytery. 

2. It shall be the duty of said Commission to secure the con- 
sent of each church in the Presbytery, expressed by passing the 
following resolutions : 

"We, the Session of Church, on 

(date), agree by motion and record in 

our Minutes, that at any time our church becomes vacant, we will 
co-operate with the Commission on Pastoral Supply in our Pres- 
bytery, 

(a) By accepting a supply pastor for a period of three months^ 
chosen by us from the available list of ministers who have volun- 
teered to do pastoral supply work, but appointed by the Com- 
mission. 

(b) By refusing to consent to call the supply pastor as a regu- 
lar pastor of our church. 

(c) By co-operating with the supply pastor in making an 
Every Member Canvass of our congregation and securing for our 
church a regular pastor. 

(d) By paying the supply pastor for his services as agreed 
upon between ourselves and the Commission." 

3. At any time a church becomes vacant, a member of the 
Commission shall be sent to preach, declare the pulpit vacant, and 
represent the Commission in making arrangements for a supply 
pastor. The Commission shall appoint a supply pastor, who shall 
remain on the field (not just an absentee preacher supply), for 
each vacant pastorate, to serve for a period of three months. The 
Commission shall make arrangements with the Sessions of the 
churches or Home Mission Committee about the remuneration for 
said supply pastor, which ordinarily should be the amount which 
the pastorate is accustomed to pay a regular pastor. 

4. The supply pastor shall perform all the duties of a settled 
pastor, but, in addition, he shall be the special agent of the Com- 
mission of Presbytery to assist the officers in making a canvass 
to secure the salary for a new pastor and guide the church in calling 
one. Under no circumstances shall a supply pastor be permitted 
to accept a call to the field which he is serving by appointment ot 
the Commission, though he may be at liberty to accept a call to 
any other field of service at the expiration of the three months. 

5. At the end of three months, if the supply pastor has not 
succeeded in guiding the field in securing a pastor, upon request of 
the Session, he may be reappointed for an additional term of three 
months, but no longer. A new supply pastor shall be appointed if 
the former one has failed to guide the field in securing a pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. DICK, Chairman. 



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The Minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in February 
in a Special Day of Prayer, the time and place to be ar- 
ranged by the Stewardship Committee. 

S. H. FULTON, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 129 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

FayetteviUe, N. C, Feb. 12, 1935. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session in 
the First Presbyterian Church at 1 :30 P. M., and was 
called to order by the Moderator, Rev. S. H. Fulton, and 
was led in prayer by Rev. D. L. Jones. 

The following- were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, D. L. 
Jones, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs. E. B. Carr, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill 
Mclnnis. D. M. Clark, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. 
Snipes, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedinger, A. W. Dick. M. P. Calhoun 
and F. M. Bain— 18. 

Ruling Elders: J. H. Suttenfield, Bethesda ; A. C. McCormick, 
Laurinburg; D. C. Baker, Sherwood; and W. A. McCormick, St. 
Pauls— 4. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following- report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends : 

1. That the application of Candidate Luther J. Morris for a 
loan of $60.00 from the Assembly's Committee be approved. 

2. That Candidate David F. Blue, Jr., be granted permission to 
omit the study of Greek, and to take an English Course for the 
remainder of his Seminary work. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

A letter from Dr. Henry H. Sweets, regarding the ex- 
amination of candidates for the ministry, was received as 
information. 

Presbytery rescinded its former action deferring the 
filling of vacancies on committees until the Spring meet- 
ing of Presbytery and elected Rev. M. P. Calhoun to fill 
the vacancy on Presbytery's Committee on Assembly's 
Work, caused by the removal of Rev. J. C. B. McLaughlin 
from the Presbytery. 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery to organize a 
church on the Raleigh Road a short distance North of Fay- 
etteville made the following report which was received and 
the church was placed upon Presbytery's roll : 



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REPORT OF COMMISSION 
GILMORE MEMORIAL CHURCH ORGANIZED 

R. F. D. No. 6, Fayetteville, N. C, Dec. 9, 1934. 

The Commission to organize a church at a point five miles north 
of Fayetteville near the Raleigh Road met at 2:30 P. M., and was 
opened w^ith prayer. 

The following members of the commission were present : Rev. 
A. R. McQueen, Rev. L. Smith, Rev. D. M. Clark; Ruling Elders 
W. A. West and A. S. Cromartie. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen presided and propounded the questions. 

Rev. W. J. Huneycutt was asked to act as secretary. 

After an address by Dr. A. R. McQueen on the "Importance 
of the Church," the church was organized according to the Book 
of Church Order, with nineteen members. 

The following were received by letter : B. W. Finer, Sr., Mary 
Finer, George Buie, Mrs. Flora Buie, Marion E. Buie, W. B. Finer, 
Jr., Mrs. W. B. Finer, Jr., Mrs. W. H. King, D. L. Smith, Mrs. 
D. L. Smith, Cathrine Smith. 

W. H. King was received on statement. 

The following were received on their profession of faith : Tommy 
Finer, Dignor Finer. 

The following were received on profession of their faith to 
whom-^was administered the rite of baptism : Mildred McLamb, Os- 
car Finer, Robert Smith, Bethania Buie, Julia Buie. 

The following Ruling Elders were elected, ordained and in- 
stalled: B. W. Finer, Sr., D. L. Smith. 

The following Deacons were elected, ordained and installed : 
George Buie, W. B. Finer, Jr., W. H. King. 

The following trustees were elected : W. B. Finer, Jr., W. H. 
King, D. L. Smith. 

Gilmore Memorial was the name given the new organization. 

The Fresbyterial tax was set at $1.00. 

Brief talks of exhortation were given by Elders A. S, Cro- 
martie and W. A. West. 

The minutes were read and approved. 
The Commission adjourned with prayer. 

Signed: A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery to organize 
a church near Lillington, N. C, made the following report 
which was received and the church was placed upon Pres- 
bytery's roll : 



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REPORT OF COMMISSION 
CEDAR ROCK CHURCH ORGANIZED 

Lillington, N. C, R. F. D. No. 3. Jan. 13, 1935. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to or- 
ganize a church near LilHngton, North Carolina, met at the ap- 
pointed place at 3:00 P. M., and the meeting was opened with prayer. 

The following members of the Commission were present : Rev. 
A. R. McQueen, Chairman; Revs. J. F. Menius and C. M. Gibbs, 
and Ruling Elder S. J. Bethea, of Lillington Church. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk of the Commission. 

After an address by Dr. A. R. McQueen on "The Meaning of 
the Church," the church was organized in accordance with the Book 
of Church Order, the following being received by statement of 
their faith : 

C. T. Thomas, Mrs. C. T. Thomas, William Brown, Frances 
McAuley, Thelma McAuley, Mrs. W. C. McDuffie, and the follow- 
ing upon profession of their faith in Christ, they also receiving the 
ordinance of Baptism : 

Harold Thomas, Oker Lee Thomas, Odell Thomas, Allene' 
Thomas, Joseph Brown, Gladys Brown, Hazel Brown, Mattie Lee 
Brown, William McAuley, Eunice McAuley, Gene McAuley, Wilber 
Rosser, Elsie Taylor, Clara Taylor, Yvonne Gilchrist, Elaine Gil- 
christ, Juanita Byrd, Kathleen Gilchrist. 

Clarence Thomas was elected, ordained and installed as a Ruling 
Elder. The charge in connection with the installation service was 
given by Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 

Cedar Rock was chosen as the name of the new church. 

The Presbyterial Tax was fixed at $1.00 per year. 

The Minutes of the Commission were read and approved. 

The Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Signed : A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 
C. M. GIBBS, Clerk. 

A communication from Rev. H. G. Bedinger, President 
of Flora Macdonald College, concerning the College was 
received and the follov^nng recommendations v^^ere adopted: 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the Campaign in the Financial Standardization Move- 
ment be concluded. 

2. That the pledges be collected as far as possible for the use 
of the College, especially the liquidation of the pressing obligations. 

3. That the action of the Board of Trustees be approved in 



132 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



employing Rev. A. R. McQueen to carry out this recommendation, 
and that he be given full authority to act in regard to the details 
connected v^ith the work. 

This being the day set apart for study and prayer, the 
attention of Presbytery was directed to a discussion of 
Stewardship, led by Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman of 
Presbytery's Stewardship Committee. The Belmont Cove- 
nant Plan was presented by Rev. A. W. Dick, Rev. E. L. 
Barber and Rev. C. M. Gibbs, all of whom spoke of the 
operation of the plan in their churches. Then followed a 
round-table discussion of the subject. 

The Minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet April 23, 
1935, at 11 :00 A. M., at Mt. Pisgah Church. 

S. H. FULTON, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 133 

TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOURTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Forty-fourth Stated Meeting at 11:00 A. M. in the Mt. 
Pisgah Church, and was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. S. H. Fulton, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled, or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of the Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, I. N, 
Clegg, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, J. F, Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, E. B. Carr, 
J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. J. 
Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, Dixon McDonald, J. M. 
Lemmon, D. M. Clark, H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, C. A. Law- 
rence, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, 
H. G. Bedinger, A. W. Dick, James Appleby, R. L. Alexander, J. W. 
Crinkley, A, J. McKelway, M. P. Calhoun — 36. 

Ruling Elders: J, A. Hodgin, Antioch ; C. A. Alford, Ashpole ; 
Lee Cameron, Barbecue; N. J. Carter, Bensalem; Lester W. Lassiter, 
Berea; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; T. D. McLean, Bethesda ; W. A. 
McDonald, Big Rockfish ; Alex McNeill, Bluff; H. P. McPherson, 
Cameron; D. A. Huffines, Cameron Hill; A. J. Collins, Cape Fear; 

C. T. Thomas, Cedar Rock; A. H. White, Centre; M. A. McFarland, 
Church of the Covenant; D. K. McKenzie, Culdee; A. D. McLaugh- 
lin, Cypress ; L. A. Mclnniss, Dundarrach ; J. M. Bain, Dunn ; C. E. 
McManus, Elise ; D. E. Lasater, Erwin ; J. A. Campbell, Eagle 
Springs; D. C. Holder, Ephesus ; Martin Blue, Eureka; N. H. Mc- 
Geachy, Fayetteville First ; Edwin Bain, Flat Branch ; D. A. Gillis, 
Galatia ; D. L. Smith, Gilmore Memorial; J. C. Williams, Godwin;. 
H. R. McLean, Hebron; W. A. McCormick, lona ; M. A. Clarke, 
Jackson Springs; J. E. Caviness, Lakeview; H. F. Monroe, Laurel 
Hill; T. L. Henley, Laurinburg; D. A. Cameron, Leaflet; O. L. John- 
son, Lillington ; D. G. Malloy, Lumber Bridge ; A. H. McLeod, 
Lumberton; J. B. Cameron, Manley ; H. M. Cottingham, Maxton; 

D. A. McRae, McNair Memorial; J. A, Graham, McPherson; N. J. 
McRimmon, Midway; D. D. F. Rav, Montpelier ; W. L. Harrington, 
Mt. Pisgah; H. C. Cameron, Olivia; C B. Johnson, Philippi ; T. C. 
Currie. Pinehurst; E. B. McNeill, Raeford; E. H. Lasater, Raven 
Rock; H. H. Hodgin, Red Springs; H. P. Johnson, Rex; Archie 
L. Mclntyre, Smyrna; A. L. Monroe, Spies; A. R. McEachern, St. 
Pauls ; W. S. Bailey, Union ; R. G. Rosser, Vass ; Claude Ammons, 
West End; J. W. Wilkins, Westminster; S. J. Thomason. Parkton 
—61. 

Visiting Brethren: During the sessions of Presbytery the follow- 
ing were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren : Rev. A. V. Gibson, Rev. J. S. Cook, Rev. C. N. Morrison, 
Orange Presbytery; Rev. R. C. Brown, Winchester Presbytery; 
Mr. J. M. Allerdyce. Deacon First Presbyterian Church, San An- 
tonio, Texas. 



134 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Rev. A. W. Dick was elected Moderator, and Rev. J. F. 
Menius Temporary Clerk. 

Candidate Fred V. Poag, at his own request, was 
granted a letter of dismission to East Hanover Presbytery. 

The Program Committee presented a printed report, 
which was adopted. 

Rev. S. H. Fulton, the retiring Moderator, preached a 
sermon on the text, Luke 9:59, after which the Presbytery 
celebrated the Communion of the Lord's Supper, Rev. E. 
B. Carr and Rev. A. W. Dick, presiding. 

The names of the Ruling Elders who have died dur- 
ing the past year were read and are printed on a page of 
these minutes set aside as a memorial to these men. Pres- 
bytery was led in a prayer by Rev. A. R. McQueen in behalf 
of their families and in gratitude for their services. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 135 



3n iWemoriam 



This page is set apart to the memory of the 
following Ruling Elders who departed this life 
during the year ending March 31, 1935: 

F. L. Blue, born February 18, 1875; died December 
20, 1934. Fairmont Church. 

John M. Brown, died November 26, 1934, at Phila- 
delphus Church. 

W. T. Covington, died October 7, 1934. Raeford 
Church. 

George D. Elliott, born March 5, 1851. Died Sep- 
tember 5, 1934, Sardis Church. 

A. E. Graham, died September 17, 1934. Antioch 
Church. 

J. A. Keith, died August 10, 1934, Vass Church. 

Dr. B. F. McMillan, born November 8, 1853, died 
January 14, 1935. Red Springs Church. 

Daniel J. Pierce, died December 25, 1934. Cameron 
Church. 

Alpheus Eugene Rankin, died November 16, 1934. 
Fayetteville First. 

Charles Rankin, died June 7, 1934. Fayetteville First. 

Dr. W. G. Shaw, died June, 1934. Montpelier 
Church. 

Qarence J. Smith, born August 20, 1879, died May 
29, 1934. Dunn Church. 

D. M. Watson, died June 28, 1934. Ashpole Church. 

Edwin HoU Williamson, died July 25, 1934. Fayette- 
ville First. 



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FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 P. M. 

The unprinted minutes were read and received as in- 
formation. 

The following- Standing- Committees were appointed : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman, Rev. G. E. 
Moorshouse, Rev. J. B. Black, and Ruling Elders N. H. McGeachy, 
O. L. Johnson and D. T. McLean. 

Nominations: Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman; Rev. M. P. Cal- 
houn, Rev. W. E. Snipes, and Ruling Elders J. Bruce Cameron, D. 

A. Malloy and H. H. Hodgin. 

Calls and Supplies: Rev. J. F. Menius, Chairman, Rev. J. W. 
Crinkley, and Ruling Elders L. W. Lassiter, H. L. Henley and E. 

B. McNeill. 

Resolutions: Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman, Rev. R. L. Alex- 
ander, and Ruling Elder A. R. McEachern. 

Sessional Records: Rev. A. J. McKelway^ Chairman, Rev. 
Messrs. D. L. Jones, R. G. Matheson, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, 
Neill Mclnnis, and Ruling Elders J. A. Graham, N. J. McRimmon, 
A. H. White, S. J. Thomasson, E. H. Lasater and Ryan McBryde. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies, which 
report was referred to the Committee on Vacancies. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were received and re- 
ferred, as indicated : 

(a) From Lumberton Church relative to change in terms of its 
call. Referred to Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

(b) From Manley Church, a call for the pastoral services of 
Rev. C. A. Law^rence. Referred to Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

(c) Prom Dr. Charles R. Nesbit, touching the matter of dancing 
at Davidson College. Referred to the following special committee: 
Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman, Rev. James Appleby and Ruling Elder 
A. R. McEachern. 

(d) From Charles G. Rose, Chairman of the Trustees of Pres- 
bytery, relating to transfer of deed to Goldston Church Property, 
Referred to Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

(e) From the Assembly's Committee on Christian Education 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 137 



and Ministerial Relief. Referred to Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief. 

(f) From Assembly's Training School. Referred to Committee 
on Assembly's Work. 

(g) From Assembly's Executive Committee on Religious Edu- 
cation. Referred to Committee on Religious Education. 

(h) From Presbyterian Orphanage at Barium Springs, North 
Carolina. Referred to Committee on Orphans' Homes. 

RESOLUTION 

Dr. W. M. Fairley offered a resolution touching- the 
matter of pending legislation now before the North Caro- 
lina legislative bodies on liquor control, which resolution 
was referred to the Committee on Temperance. 

PRESBYTERIAL SERMON 

The hour having arrived for the Presbyterial Sermon, 
business was suspended and Rev. M. D. McNeill led the 
Presbytery in devotional exercises, after which he preached 
on the text Acts 11 :18. The subject was "Repentance Unto 
Life." 

The Treasurer of Presbytery submitted the following- 
report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY FOR YEAR 1934-1935 

I. PRESBYTERY'S HOME MISSIONS 

Receipts: 
From Churches $2,184.11 

Women's Auxiliaries 711.22 

Presbyterial Districts, offerings 60.75 

Sunday Schools 12.00 

Permanent Building & Loan, a loan 145.00 

Individuals 5.00 

Balance from last year 426.90 $3,544.98 

Disbursements: 

Dixon McDonald $ 900.00 

D. M. Clark 525.00 

W. J. Huneycutt 450.00 

E. B. Carr 250.00 

J. W. Crinkley 100.00 

Eugene Alexander 50.00 

C. M. Gibbs 50.00 

Men of the Church Committee, expenses 24.52 

L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer 200.00 

Permanent Building & Loan, payment of loan __— 335.00 

2,884.52 
Balance on Hand $ 660.46 $3,544.98 



138 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

11. PRESBYTERY'S TAX 
Receipts: 

From Churches $1,598.99 

Balance from last year 833.00 $2,431.99 

Disbursements: 

General Assembly's Assessment $ 712.26 

Synod's Assessment _ 238.30 

Printing Minutes -— 116.50 

Stated Clerk 200.00 

Clerk's Office Expense 48.53 

Report Blanks 16.06 

Permanent Clerk 20.00 

Rev. J. H. Carter's expenses to Presbytery 5.00 

Committee of Religious Education, expense 10.00 

Stewardship Committee, expense 17.38 

Government Tax 1.18 

Printing and postage for Treasurer 10.56 

$1,395.77 
Balance on hand $1,036.22 $2,431.99 



III. PERMANENT BUILDING & LOAN FUND 
Receipts: 

Interest on loan, Erwin Church $ 50.00 

Payment on Erwin Church note 400.00 

Interest on loan, Jackson Springs Church 20.00 

Payments on loans, Presbytery's Home Missions.. 285.00 

Balance from last year 96.73 $ 851.73 



Disbursements: 

Loan to Presbytery's Home Missions $ 145.00 

Balance on hand 706.73 $ 851.73 



IV. MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING & LOAN 
Receipts : 

Payment loan Presbytery's Home Missions $ 50.00 

Balance from last year 77.50 $ 127.50 

Balance on hand $ 127.50 $ 127.50 



Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. McLAURIN, Treasurer. 

We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of the 
Treasurer and find them correct for the year. 
W. N. ALFORD, 

GEO. K. McNeill, 

Auditing Committee. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 139 

By action of Presbytery, the citation of churches in 
arrears with Presbyterial taxes was postponed until the 
next Fall meeting of Presbytery. 

As a special order of the Day, Rev. H. G. Bedinger was 
heard in behalf of Flora McDonald College, and Rev. P. C. 
Adams in behalf of Presbyterian Junior College. 

The Committee on Temperance reported favorably on 
the following resolution, which was placed in their hands 
at an earlier hour today. The report was adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

To the Members of the North Carolina State Legislature : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville, representing 93 churches, with 
a membership of 11,915, in Moore, Harnett, Robeson, Scotland, 
Hoke and Cumberland Counties, earnestly requests that you do not 
enact into law the Hill Liquor Bill or a substitute local option bill 
or other legislation favoring the legalizing of the sale of intoxicat- 
ing drink in North Carolina. 

And we further urge your affirmative vote on any bill providing 
for the more faithful enforcement of the prohibition law of the State. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY'S WORK 

The Permanent Committee on Assembly's Work made 
reports, which were received and the following recommen- 
dations adoptjsd: 

I. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends : 

1. That the application of Rev. H. M. Dixon for aid from Min- 
isterial Relief funds be sanctioned. 

2. That the applications of the following widows for aid from 
Ministerial Relief Funds be sanctioned: Mrs. Nettie Goodman, Mrs. 
Ada Henderlite, Mrs. Flora McLaughlin, Mrs. Lucy McLeod, Mrs. 
Helen Matthews and Mrs. Cornelia Steele. 

3. That the request of Candidate J. Murphy Smith for ti.e 
privilege of omitting Hebrew from his Seminary course be not 
granted. 

4. That the request of Candidate James A. Jones for a letter 
of dismission to Granville Presbytery be granted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 



140 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

II. Foreign Missions 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions recommends : 

1. That in view of the facts presented, Foreign Missions be 
allotted the full percentage asked by the General Assembly in the 
benevolent budget, and that every pastor be urged to lay upon the 
hearts of his people the pressing need for a great increase in Foreign 
Mission giving. 

2. That the attention of the pastors be called to the fact that 
the next special season for Foreign Mission Study, Prayer and Self- 
denial will come in October of this year, and that the Presbytery's 
Chairm.an of Foreign Missions be authorized to communicate with 
all pastors urging them to arrange for a thorough-going observance 
of this season. 

3. That in accordance with the schedule of special days ap- 
proved by the last General Assembly, May 5th be observed as 
Foreign Mission Day in all our churches with special offerings in 
the Sunday Schools for this cause. 

4. That pastors take advantage of the offers of returned and 
retired missionaries to present the claims of Foreign Missions, 
whenever this is practicable. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. P. CALHOUN, Chairman. 

III. Home Missions 

Your Committee on Home Missions recommends : 

1. That our churches be more earnest in prayer for the Home 
Missionaries, the fields they serve, and the members of the Execu- 
tive Committee who have this basic work in charge. 

2. That our ministers inform the people more carefully in regard 
to this work, and urge them to increase their contributions to Home 
Missions so that salaries of workers may be increased and other 
phases of Home Mission activity may be prosecuted more efficiently. 

Respectfully submitted, 
G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 

The Executive Committees of Presbytery made the fol- 
lowing reports, which were adopted : 

REPORTS OF PRESBYTERY'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

I. Report of the Home Missions Committee for Six Months 
Ending March 31, 1935 

The five Home Missions fields report 21 churches served, 320 
services held, 27 professions of faith in Christ, 26 additions to . the 
Church on profession of faith, 25 additions by letter, 21 Sabbath 
Schools maintained, one church building on Rev. E. B. Carr's field 
was repaired, 2 churches were organized, one on Rev. Dixon Mc- 
Donald's field and the other on the field served by Rev. W. J. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 141 



Huneycutt. Fourteen of the 21 churches made the Every-Member 
Canvass, 2 failed to make any effort at the canvass, 4 partly com- 
pleted the canvass, and 5 paid their apportionment in full. 

The attention of the brethren failing to make the canvass is 
called to the rule that every church receiving aid from the Pres- 
bytery's Home Mission fund must make the canvass. The churches 
composing these fields are urged to increase the amount paid the 
pastors and relieve the Presbytery's Committee of as much of the 
burden of carrying on the v^ork as possible. The Church is hindered 
in carrying the work into new fields by having to support the other 
churches. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Olivia and Cameron Hill churches be permitted to 
employ Mr. William A. Brown, a senior at Union Theological Sem- 
inary, Richmond, to serve them on terms agreeable to both minister 
and churches, until the adjourned meeting of Presbytery in June, 
at which time these churches propose to call him as their pastor. 

2. That $50.00 be granted to Gilmore Memorial Church from 
the Building Fund. 

3. That Dr. W. M. Fairley be permitted to serve Montpelier 
Church for another year, on the same terms as at the present time. 

4. That Rev. G. W. Hanna be permitted to serve Centre 
Church for one year, on the same terms as at present. 

5. That Rev. F. M. Bain be permitted to serve Rex and Lumber 
Bridge churches for one year, on the same terms as at present. 

6. That Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt be permitted to serve the Gil- 
more Memorial Church for one year, on terms agreeable to the 
church and him. 

7. That Rev. R. G. Matheson continue to serve Samarcand 
Manor, as at present. 

8. That Rev. Neill Mclnniss be permitted to serve Parkton 
Church for one year, on the same terms as those existing now. 

9. That Presbytery appoint a commission, consisting of seven 
members, three ministers and four elders, three selected by each 
faction and the seventh appointed by the Moderator, to visit Hope 
Mills Church to select a site for the church building, each faction 
agreeing to abide by the decision of the commission, 

10. That $25.00 be donated to the Spies Church for aiding in 
the painting of the inside of the church. 

11. That $200.00 be taken from the balance in the treasury, and 
applied to the salaries of the workers in the Home Mission group, 
this amount being necessary to bring the salaries of these men up 
to $1,200.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, chairman.- 



142 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



II. Report of Stew^ardship Conrimittee 

Your Committee on Stewardship submits the following recom- 
mendations : 

1. That the churches be commended for the increased interest 
and results shown in the Every-Member Canvass this year, and 
urge those churches not making the Canvass or that have not com- 
pleted the Canvass to complete them as soon as possible. 

2. That the following changes in the Presbyterial Tax Assess- 
ments be made : 

Antioch $30.00 

Bluff 15.00 

Godwin 12.00 

McMillan 5.00 

Montpelier 30.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

III. Report of Committee on Religious Education 

Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman 

Interest in Religious Education in Fayetteville Presbytery has 
received new impetus by the coming of Rev. J. O. Mann as Direc- 
tor for the Synod of North CaroHna, who is making a splendid im- 
pression wherever he goes. The matter of Religious Education is 
growing in importance in the minds of Christian oeople, and Fay- 
etteville Presbytery ofifers a wonderful opportunity in this field. 

Dr. Mann would like to be used in this Presbytery, and we 
commend him and his work to our churches. 

While Dr. Mann's salary is paid by our Committee in Richmond, 
his traveling expense is to be paid by the churches of the Synod of 
North Carolina. 

We call your attention to Synod's Young People's Conference, 
which meets at Davidson College, June 11 -18th. 

A. Department of Sunday School Work 

An effort has been made during the period since the Fall meet- 
ing of Presbytery to awaken greater interest in the Sunday School 
work of our churches. An attempt was made to have a conference 
of the Sunday School superintendents, and letters were written to 
all the pastors in the Presbytery, but the response was very poor. 

However, there has been an increase, apparently, in the num- 
ber added by profession — 366. 

Total membership in our Sunday Schools is now 11,000. 

(Only 84 of 92 churches reported). 

Total Contributions— $U, 300. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 143 



RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That there be further correlation between the Sunday School 
and other agencies of the Church. 

2. That greater effort be made to stimulate attendance and 
evangelism in the Sunday Schools of our Presbytery. 

3. That our ministers organize outpost Sunday Schools where 
possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES APPLEBY, Chairman. 

B. Department of Young People's Work 

Your Chairman of Young People's Work reports as follows : 
There are 51 young people's organizations in the Presbytery, 
with a total membership of 1,411. Twenty-eight of these organiza- 
tions are separate from the Sunday School and 8 part of the Sunday 
School. Fifteen organizations made no report as to this. Thirty of 
the organizations are organized according to the Assembly Plan 
and 4 according to Christian Endeavor Plan — 30 organizations made 
no report as to this. Eleven churches reported having no young 
people's organization, while 29 others no report of organization in 
report to Presbytery. The total amount of contributions by young 
people's organizations was — to current expenses, $1,041.00 and to 
Benevolences, $734.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

C. Department of Men's Work 

Following the order of Presbytery for an annual meeting of the 
men of the Church, a Conference on Men's Work was held on No- 
vember 27, 1934, at the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville. This 
meeting was well attended by the Churches of the Presbytery, 
where men's work has been organized, and an interesting and help- 
ful meeting was held afternoon and night. Dr. C. H. Storey, of St. 
Andrews Church, Wilmington, North Carolina, brought two splendid 
addresses to the Conference. Discussion was held and helpful sug- 
gestions were made on the various phases of the work. 

We find that the following churches in the Presbytery report 
organized men's work : Aberdeen, Maxton, Fayetteville First ; Lau- 
rinburg, St. Pauls and Olivia, and that 31 churches report organized 
Bible Classes. 

We believe that we should have more of our churches with 
organized men's work, and that the success or failure of this matter 
rests primarily with the pastors of the churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. DICK, Chairman. 



144 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That our churches make an offering at some convenient time 
for the cause of Religious Education in the Synod of North Caro- 
lina, and that such funds be sent to the Treasurer of Synod's Com- 
mittee, Rev. E. L. Barber, Aberdeen, North Carolina. 

2. We recommend that the Conference for the young people 
of Fayetteville Presbytery be held at Flora Mcdonald College — 
The Young People's Conference, June 3-lOth — Intermediate Con- 
ference, June 10-15th. 

3. That a men's meeting be held in Maxton, North Carolina 
next Fall, the date to be set upon the approval of the host church. 

4. That the Presbytery commend to all the churches w^hich do 
not have organized men's work, the organization of this work, follow- 
ing the Assembly's plan as nearly as possible. 

^ Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman. 

IV. Report of Committee on Woman's Work 

The w^omen of the Presbytery, during the past year, have a 
splendid record of work well done. There are now 71 Auxiliaries 
in the bounds of our Presbytery, with a membership of 3,707. There 
are 153 prayer groups, 129 Bible classes, 513 family altars reported, 
and 640 tithers. The increase in contributions to the work of the 
church over last year is $2,329, with a per capita contribution of 
$6.00. 

The financial report is as follows: 

TO DENOMINATIONAL BENEVOLENCES 

Foreign Missions $ 3,201.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 1,949.00 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 1,230.00 

(a) Birthday Gift— Emergency Relief Fund 1,014.00 

Religious Education and PubHcation 234.00 

Assembly's Training School 98.00 

Bible Cause 84.00 

Synod's Home Missions 918.00 

Religious Education in Synod or Presbytery 156.00 

Homes 2,266.00 

Educational Institutions 1,190.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 1,020.00 



Total, Denominational Benevolences . $13,360^.00 

Auxiliary Special Benevolences $1,280.00 



Total, All Benevolences $14,640.00 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 145 



TO LOCAL CHURCH WORK 
Current Expenses: 

(a) Local Auxiliary Current Expense $ 1,368.00 

(b) Presbyterial and Synodical Contigent Fund 551.00 

(c) Local Church 950.00 

Building Expense 2,812.00 

Total, Local Church Work $ 5,68L00 

Miscellaneous Contributions 1,490.00 

Total, All Benevolences $14,640.00 

Total, Local Church Work 5,681.00 

Miscellaneous Contributions 1,490.00 

Grand Total, All Contributions $21,811.00 

Total increase compared with last year $ 2,329.00 

Amount Per Capita $ 6.00 

We recommend that the Woman's Auxiliary be commended for 
its splendid work and that each pastor add his word of appreciation 
and encouragement to "the women who labour with us in the Lord." 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. BLACK, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 P. M. 

FIRST DAY— NIGHT SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 P. M., and engaged in 
devotional exercises. Rev. J. A. Caligan of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery, a former pastor of the Mt. Pisgah Church, 
and the visiting speaker for this meeting of Presbytery, 
preached on the text Matthew 18 :2. His subject was "The 
Child." 

Presbytery adjourned until 8:45 A. M. tomorrow. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION 

Presbytery assembled at 8:45 A. M., and was led in 
devotional exercises by Rev. G. E. Morehouse. 

Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and approved. 

A Communication from the First Presbyterian Church, 

Fayetteville, asking to be permitted to change the terms 

of its call was received and referred to the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies. 



146 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



REPORT OF HISTORIAN 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, historian of the Presbytery, 
made a verbal report, stating that sketches of the follovs^- 
ing churches had been received : Eagle Springs, Spies, Cy- 
press, Cape Fear and Mt. Pisgah — which sketches were 
read. The centennial exercises held at 11:00 A. M. were 
incorporated as part of the report. The report was received 
and the writers of these sketches were heartily thanked. 
The Stated Clerk was requested to file a copy of the 
sketches, and send a copy to the Historical Foundation at 
Montreat, N. C. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

In regard to a call for a part of the time of Rev. C. A. Lawrence 
by the Manly Church for his pastoral services at a salary of $350.00 
per year in regular monthly installments, we recommend that the 
call be found in order and placed in Mr. Lawrence's hands. 

In regard to requests to be permitted to change the terms of 
their calls for pastoral services the First Church, Fayetteville to 
read $4,000 instead of $3,300, and the Lumberton Church to read 
$3,000 instead of $2,400, we recommend that these requests be 
granted, and the churches commended. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures makes the following 
report : 

1. We have examined the report of the Trustees of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery in regard to the transfer of the deed for certain 
lots in Goldston, North Carolina, used as the Goldston Presbyterian 
Church, to the Presbytery of Orange, and recommend that the re- 
port be approved. 

2. The Presbytery of Fayetteville respectfully overtures the 
General Assembly meeting at Montreat, North Carolina, May 30, 
1935, to direct its Executive and Promotional Agencies to refrain 
from making call on our churches for any free will or special offer- 
ings in November on any date later than the first Sunday of No- 
vember of each year. Reference is made to the action of the Synod 
of North Carolina, September 6, 1934. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 147 

The call from the Manly Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. C. A. Lawrence was placed in his hands, and he 
signified his acceptance of the call. The following com- 
mission was appointed to install Rev. C. A. Lawrence as 
pastor of the Manly Church : Rev. W. S. Golden to preside, 
ask the constitutional questions and charge the pastor ; 
Rev. G. W. Hanna to preach the sermon ; Rev. R. G. Mathe- 
son to charge the people; Rev. M. D. McNeill to make the 
installation prayer ; Elders Gordon Cameron and W. C. 
Smith. 

As a special order of the day Mr. D. D. McCrimmon 
was heard in behalf of Elise Academy. 

An invitation from the First Church, Fayetteville, North 
Carolina, for the Fall meeting of Presbytery was accepted 
by a rising vote, the time for this meeting of Presbytery 
was fixed for September 24th at 11:00 A. M. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger was elected chairman of the Pro- 
gram Committee. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to complete the Sta- 
tistical Reports and forward them to the Stated Clerk of 
the Assembly. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have five hundred 
copies of the minutes of this meeting of Presbytery and 
sufficient number of dockets for Fall meeting printed. 

The Committee on Temperance made the following re- 
port, which was received and recommendations adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF TEMPERANCE COMMITTEE 

1. We recommend first that our ministers and church officers dili- 
gently teach temperance, and discourage in every way possible the 
use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage. 

2. We recommend that we request our minisl;ers to preach on 
temperance at least once each year, and that they urge our church 
officers and members to abstain from the use of all intoxicating 
drinks ; and that our Sabbath School teachers be urged to give 
more attention to teaching the "Temperance Lessons" each quarter, 
as given in our Sabbath School literature. 

3. We recommend that the Session of each church appoint 
a Committee on Temperance of at least three members to help 
promote the cause of temperance in the congregation. 

4. We recommend that the Manual be so amended as to pro- 
vide for a report from the Temperance Committee at both Spring 
and Fall meetings of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. LAWRENCE, Chairman. 



148 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Presbytery took recess until 11:00 A. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:00 A. M., and united with 
the congregation of the Mt. Pisgah Church in their cen- 
tennial celebration. A history of the church was read by 
the pastor, Rev. E. B. Carr. Rev. J. A. Caligan preached 
from the text James 1 :22. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 P. M. 

SECOND DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reassembled at 1 :30 P. M., and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

A resolution touching the views of one of the trustees 
of Union Theological Seminary, now a member of the 
North Carolina Legislature, on the temperance question 
was introduced and placed on the docket for the adjourned 
meeting of Presbytery. 

By action of Presbytery, the Manual of Presbytery was 
changed so as to provide for a permanent Committee on 

Social and Moral Welfare. 

« 

The Committee on Resolutions offered the following 
report, which was adopted by a standing vote : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

Your Committee on Resolutions wishes to record our gratitude 
to God for the fine fellowship of this Presbytery; for the privilege 
of meeting in this fine old historic church; for the splendid hospi- 
tality of Rev. E. B. Carr and his people. We would make special 
mention in our report of the excellent way the good women set 
themselves to the task of satisfying the ever returning wants of 
hungry Presbyters. We commend the women of this committee 
for their superior culinary arts. 

We respectfully ask that this paper be read before this congre- 
gation at a convenient time. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman. 

The Committee on Orphans' Homes made a report 
which was received, and the following recommendations 
adopted ; and Presbytery engaged in prayer for God's nless- 
ing on our Orphanage : 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 149 



RECOMMENDATIONS OF COMMITTEE ON ORPHANS' HOME 

1. That the committee appointed at the Fall meeting continue 
its work throughout the year. 

2. That all churches, Sunday Schools and Auxiharies adopt 
monthly giving to the Orphanage. 

3. That the Presbytery be led in a special prayer of Thanksgiv- 
ing for the increased giving to the Orphanage during the year 
just closed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

The following overture to the Synod of North Carolina 
was adopted: 

OVERTURE 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville respectfully overtures the Synod 
of North Carolina in session at Flora Macdonald College to make a 
clear deliverance on the relationship and obligations of the several 
Presbyteries and churches to the North Carolina Sunday School 
Association. 

The Special Committee appointed to consider the com- 
munication from Rev. C. R. Nesbit in regard to dancing at 
Davidson College made the following report, which was 
adopted : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville, in reply to the inquiry of Rev. 
Chas. R. Nesbit, Chairman of a Committee of the Trustees of Dav- 
idson College appointed to consider the question of dancing among 
the students of the College, goes on record as follows : We answer 
in the negative all three questions submitted to us, namely: 

(a) "Shall dancing be authorized on the campus under faculty 
control?" 

(b) "Shall dances be authorized in the town of Davidson under 
proper chaperonage?" 

(c) "Shall the students be permitted to. hold dances in Charlotte 
with what oversight the faculty is able to give?" 

The Presbytery is aware of the serious and complex nature 
of .the problem involved, and is deeply sympathetic with the 
faculty and trustees in their difficult duty. But, Presbytery believes 
that Davidson College exists primarily to uphold and exemplify 
Christian education and high ideals. This can best be done by 
remaining true to the principles of a century of splendid usefulness. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 



150 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Committee on Sessional Records made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

1. The sessional records of the following churches were ap- 
proved with the exceptions noted in the books : Benson, Bluff, Buies 
Creek, Carthage, Church of the Covenant, Fayetteville First, Four 
Oaks, Grove, Hebron, Jackson Springs, Leaflet, Maxton, Red 
Springs, St. Pauls. 

2. The sessional records of the following churches were not 
presented for review : Cameron Hill, Church in the Pines, Dun- 
darrach, Gibson, Horseshoe, Long Street, McMillan, McPherson, 
Midway, Naomi, Raeford, Sandy Grove, Shiloh, Union, Coats. 

3. The sessional records of all other Churches of the Pres- 
bytery were approved without exception. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. McKELWAY, Chairman. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The Committee on Nominations submitted its report^ 
which was adopted. (See ''General Directory"). 

COMMISSION APPOINTED 

The following Commission on the Hope Mills Church was 
appointed: Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman; Ministers: G. W. Hanna 
and J. F. Menius : Ruling Elders : J. G. Wright, Parkton ; Dr. D. S. 
Currie, Parkton; Hon. C. G. Rose, Fayetteville; Dr. P. P. McCain, 
Shiloh. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn, 
prayer and benediction, to meet in adjourned session in the 
First PresbA^terian Church, Fayetteville, June 18, 1935, at 
2:00 P. M. ' 

A. W. DICK, Moderator. 
W. J, HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 151 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

. Fayetteville, N. C, June 18, 1935. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, at 2:00 P. 
M., was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. A. W. Dick, 
and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. 
Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, T. C. Croker, 
F. M. Bain, A. D. Carswell, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. 
Fairley, D. M. Clark, H. W. Koelling, G. A. Lawrence, E. L. Barber, 
Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, A. W. Dick, J. W. Crinkley and 
M. P. Calhoun— 22. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch ; D. A. Huffines, Cameron 
Hill; N. H. McGeachy, Fayetteville First; O. L. Johnson, Lillington ; 
H. C Cameron, Olivia ; and A. R. McEachern, St. Pauls — 6. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. C. A. Law- 
rence as pastor of the Manley Church reported that duty 
performed according to the Book of Church Order on May 
19, 1935. 

CANDIDATE RECEIVED AND LICENSED 

Candidate William A. Brown presented a letter of dis- 
mission from Mecklenburg- Presbytery to this Presbytery 
and was received as a candidate for the ministry. 

Candidate W. A. Brown applied for licensure to the gos- 
pel ministry. Upon recommendation of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Presbytery en- 
tered upon the examination of Mr. Brown. Presbytery ac- 
cepted the parts of trial assigned to Mr. Brown by Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery and proceeded to examine him accord- 
ing to the Book of Church Order. His diplomas from Dav- 
idson College and Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, 
Va., were received in lieu of examination in academic 
studies and on the original languages of the Scriptures and 
Church History. 

Upon recommendation of the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief and the Committee on 
Examination, the Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture 
were accepted as satisfactory. 



152 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

After examinations on Experimental Religion, Theol- 
ogy, the Sacraments and Church Government, which were 
approved as satisfactory, Mr. Brown preached from the 
text, 1 Cor. 3:11, for which he was commended. The ex- 
amination as a whole was sustained as satisfactory and it 
was ordered that this examination stand in lieu of examina- 
tion at the time of ordination. On his satisfactorily answer- 
ing the questions appointed to be put to applicants for 
licensure, Mr. Brown was licensed by the Presbytery to 
preach the gospel as a probationer for the ministry within 
the bounds of this Presbytery, or wherever he shall in an 
orderly way be invited to preach. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Licentiate W. A. Brown 
were received from the Cameron Hill Church, at a salary 
of $150.00 per year in regular monthly payments for one- 
fourth of the time ; and Olivia Church, at a salary of 
$1,000.00 per year in regular monthly payments for three 
Sunday morning and one Sunday afternoon or night service 
each month. These calls were found in order and placed in 
Mr. Brown's hands, who signified his acceptance of them. 
The following Commission was appointed to ordain and 
install Mr. Brown as pastor of these churches on the fifth 
Sunday of June, the Commission to fix the hours and assign 
the parts : Rev. L. Smith, Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Rev. L. A. 
McLaurin and Ruling Elder D. M. Cameron ; alternates, 
Rev. J. W. Crinkley and Ruling Elder W. F. Alexander. 

A communication was received from Mrs. James A. 
Jones, stating that she could not accept the appointment 
of Presbytery as a Trustee of Elise Academy, which state- 
ment with explanation was accepted and Mrs. L. L. Mc- 
Googan was appointed on recommendation of the Nominat- 
ing Committee to fill this vacancy. 

The resolution, touching the views of one of the trus- 
tees of Union Theological Seminary on the matter of liquor 
control, placed on the docket for consideration at this meet- 
ing of Presbytery, was tabled. 

Presbytery gave the Home Mission Committee the 
authority to guarantee a salary of $1,200.00 per year and 
manse to a worker in Johnston County. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 153 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet on Sep- 
tember 24th, 1935, in the First Presbyterian Church, Fay- 
etteville, N. C, at 11:00 A. M. 

A. W. DICK, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



154 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS 

1926 F. M. Bain D. C Gillis 

D. L. Jones D. M. Stewart 

Neill Mclnnis J. M. Wilson 

G. E. Morehouse 

1927 J. B. Black John M. Brown 

R. A. McLeod D. M. Fairley 

C. B. Craig S. W. Wilson 

1928 C M. Gibbs McLean Campbell 

G. W. Hanna N. D. M. Clark 

L. A. McLaurin Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1929 E. L. Siler L. Calhoun 

A. J. McKelway D. A. McLaughhn 

J. F. Menius John W. Graham 

1930 W. L. Foley H. C. Cameron 

G. F. Kirkpatrick Ernest Graham 

J. Lee McLean Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1931 W. M. Fairley J. A. Hodgin 

W. M. McLeod K. A. McDonald 

F. C. Symonds C. G. Rose 

1932 A. D. Carswell D. A. Huffines 

I. N. Clegg M. C. McDonald 

W. S, Golden L. L. McUoogan 

1933 D. M. Clark Geo. K. McNeill 

C. A. Lawrence McKay McKinnon 

Dixon McDonald N. J. McRimmon 

1934 W. J. Huneycutt J. B. Cameron 

A. R. McQueen A. J. Currie 

W. E. Snipes Ralph Morrison 

1935 Eugene Alexander M. McQ. Bailey 

A. W. Dick Leewood McCallum 

S. H. Fulton J. M. Shaw 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

David Fairley Blue, Jr., James Thomas Ellis, Jr., Duncan D. 
McBryde, J. Pender McBryde, Barney E. McLean, John Murphy 
Smith, Donald O. Mclnnis, David A. Bowles, and Luther J. Morris. 







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I. Executive Committees 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman 
(1937) ; Rev. R. L. Alexander (1937), Mr. O. L. Johnson, LilHng- 
ton (1937) ; Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1936), Rev. F. M. Bain (1936), 
Mr. J. B. McCallum, Jr., Maxton (1936); Rev. W. S. Golden 
(1935), Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1935), Mr. L. L. McGoogan, St. 
Pauls (1935). 

2. Stewardship: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman (1935) ; Rev. 
D. M. Clark (1936), Mr. J. M. Shaw, Lillington (1937). 

3. Religious Education: Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman (1935) ; 
Chairmen of Sub-Committees : Rev. James Appleby, Sunday 
School Work (1936); Rev. S. H. Fulton, Young People's Work 
(1937) ; Rev. A. W. Dick, Men's Work (1935) ; Rev. Neill Mc- 
Innis, Country Church (1937). Hon. C. G. Rose, Fayetteville 
(1937); Mr. Mac Cameron, Laurinburg (1936); Mr. K. A. Mc- 
Donald, Hope Mills (1935) ; Rev. H. G. Bedinger (1937) ; Mr. J. 

M. Wilson, Fayetteville (1936) ; Mrs. J. L. Norris, Fayetteville 
(1936); Mrs. W. D. Johnson, St. Pauls (1936). 

4. Woman's Work: Rev. J. B. Black, Chairman (1937) ; Rev. W. J. 
Huneycutt (1936), Rev. G. W. Hanna (1935). 

II. Permanent Committees 

1. Assembly's Work: Rev. R. G. Matheson, Chairman (1935) ; Rev. 
M. P. Calhoun (1936), Foreign Missions; Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick (1936), Assembly's Home Missions; Rev. D. L. Jones 
(1937), Christian Education and Ministerial Relief; Rev. L. Smith, 
(1936), Bible Cause; Rev. J. F. Menius (1937), Educational Insti- 
tutions; Rev. M. D. McNeill (1935), Minutes of the General As- 
sembly. 

2. Synod's Work: Rev. A. D. Carswell, Chairman (1937) ; Mr. H. C. 
Cameron, Olivia (1936), Synod's Home Missions; Rev. W. M. 
Fairley (1935), Educational Institutions; Rev. A T. Lassiter 
(1935), Orphans' Home; Rev. Dixon McDonald (1936), Minutes 
of Synod. 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Program : Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Chairman, Pastor of Host 
Church, Stated Clerk, and the Chairmen of the Four Exec- 
tive Committees. 

(2) State of Religion : Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman (1937) ; 
Mr. Hugh McAllister, Lumberton (1936) ; Rev. Neill Mc- 
Innis (1935). 

(3) Business : Rev. C M. Gibbs, Chairman (1937) ; Mr. W. N. 
Alford, Rowland (1936), David Townsend (1937), G. K. Mc- 
Neill (1938), Auditing: Rev. A. J. McKelway (1935), Ses- 
sional Records. 

(4) Educational Institutions: Rev. S. H. Fulton (1937), Chair- 
man; Dr. P. P. McCain, Sanatarium (1936); Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen (1935) ; Mr. Edgar Hall, Raeford (1935). 

(5). Printed Minutes: Rev. J. M. Lemmon, Chairman (1935); 
Rev. T. C. Croker (1936); Rev. G. E. Moorehouse (1937). 

(6) Temperance : Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Chairman (1937) ; Rev. 
G. W. Hanna (1936) ; Rev. A. D. Carswell (1935) ; Mr. J. R. 
McQueen, Lakeview (1937) ; Mr. M. C. McDonald, West 
End (1936); Mr. Scott Poole, Ra&ford (1935). 

(7) Social and Moral Welfare: Rev. A. J. McKelway, Chair- 
man (1938) ; Rev. James Appleby (1937) ; Mr. J. M. Wilson, 
Fayetteville (1936). 

III. Special Committees 
(1) On Long Street Church: Rev. W. M. Fairley, Chairman; 
Mr. D. M. Fairley, Manchester; Rev. F. M. Bain, Mr. D. J. 
Ray, Fayetteville. 

IV. Commission on Changes in Pastorates 
Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman; Rev. A. W. Dick, Rev. S. H. 
Fulton, Mr. J. W. Graham, Aberdeen; J. B. Cameron, Southern 
Pines. 



V. Examination Committees 

Theology: A. R. McQueen, W. M, Fairley, and D. M. Qark. 

Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, James Appleby. 

Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, and D. L. Jones. 

English Bible: J. B. Black. G. W. Hanna and E. B. Cam 

Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Barber 
and J. F. Menius. 

Natural Science: C G. Vardell, A. W. Dick and H. G. Bedinger. 

Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and M. P. Cal- 
houn. 



VI. Presbyterial Sermon 

Next Stated Meeting: Rev. Eugene Alexander. Subject: "What 
Can the Minister Do to Promote Sabbath Observance?" 



The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the years beginning April 1, 1934 and 1935, as approved by 
Presbytery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds 
are to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of 
the total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distrib- 
uted at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presby- 
tery to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and 
thereby equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 



Cause Per Cent 

Foreign Missions 31.4 



Mr. Edwin 
Nashville. 



F. Willis 
Tenn. 



Treasurer 

Box 330, 



Assembly's Home Missions 16.6 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 7.8 

Religious Education 2.7 

Assembly's Training School .9 

Bible Cause .6 

Synod's Home Missions 10.0 

Schools and Colleges 8.7 

Union Theological Sem 1.3 

Orphans' Home 7.5 

Presbytery's H. Missions 12.5 



Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 
Building, Atlanta, Ga. 



Hurt 



Rev. W. H. Hopper, 410 Urban 
Building, Louisville, Ky. 

Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 
Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 
Richmond, Va. 



Mr. Gilbert Darlington, 
House, New York City. 



Bible 



Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 
N. C. 



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FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




PRO RE NATA MEETING AT RED SPRINGS 



TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIFTH STATED MEETING 
AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FAYETTEVILLE 



Fall, 1935 



Next Stated Meeting April 21, 1936 
LAUREL HILL CHURCH, LAURINBURG, N. C. 



0. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator — Mr. McKay McKinnon Maxton 

Stated Qerk— Rev. C M. Gibbs (1938) Erwin 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1938) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1938) Rowland 

Historian — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

The terms of office expire as indicated by the date with each 
name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Fall 1936— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1937— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1938— Rev. W. M. Fairley Raeford 

Fall 1939— Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

IL Elise Academy- 
Fall 1936 — Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, Laurinburg; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, 

Fayetteville; and Mrs. J. H. Suttenfield, Aberdeen. 
Fall 1937— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Hemp ; Mr. J. R. McQueen, Lake- 
view. 
Fall 1938— Rev. W. S. Golden, Mr. A. B. Cameron, Carthage; and 
Mr. C D. Hutaff, Fayetteville. 

Fall 1939— Rev. R. G. Matheson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 

and Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 
Trustee-at-Large — Mr. John Kennedy. 

in. Flora Macdonald College 
Spring 1936 — Rev. E. L. Barber, Mr, Edwin Morgan, Laurel Hill; 
Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; and Mr. Chas. G. 
Rose, Fayetteville. 
Spring 1937— Rev. A. W. Dick; Mr. A. R. McEachern, St. Pauls; 
Mr. Ernest Graham, Red Springs; Mr. W. T. Coving- 
ton, Raeford. 
Spring 1938 — Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. McCain, 
Sanatarium; Rev. A. R. McQueen, and Mr. Hiram 
Grantham, Red Springs. 
Trustee-at-Large — Col. John Gribble. 

IV. Donalson Academy 
C. G. Rose, Qaude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, T. A, Devane, Dr. 
D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Steadman, H. M. Pinkston, of Fay- 
etteville; Edgar Hall, Raeford; A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 
and W. M. Fairley. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property- 
Spring 1936 — J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue, Raeford. 
Spring 1937 — George Patterson, Raeford. 
Spring 1938 — Frank Cameron and Neill A. McFayden, Raeford. 

VI. Presbytery 
Fall 1937— C G. Rose, Fayetteville; A. R. McEachern, St. Pauls; 
Hinton James, Laurinburg. 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 
Fall 1936— Francis Coxe, Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 
Committees of Presbytery 
Note : The terms of office of all committee members expire 
at the Stated Fall Meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated. 

I. Executive Committees 
1. Presbytery's Home Missions: Rev. A. R, McQueen, Chairman 
(1937) ; Rev. R. L. Alexander (1937), Mr. O. L. Johnson, LilHng- 
ton (1937) ; Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1936), Rev. F. M. Bain (1936), 
(Continued on inside back cover) 



PRO RE NATA MEETING 

Red Springs, N. C, 
September 4, 1935. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met by order of the Synod of 
North Carolina, was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
A. W. Dick, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L, Smith, A. R. McQueen, A. T. Lassiter, L. A. Mc- 
Laurin, G. E. Moorehouse, D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. 
Menius, C. M. Gibbs, F. M. Bain, A. D. Carswell, W. J. Huneycutt, 
Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, J. M. Lemmon, W. S. Golden, C. A. 
Lawrence, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. 
Fulton, A. W. Dick, James Appleby, R. L. Alexander, J. W. Crinkley, 
and A. J. McKelway. — 26. 

Ruling Elders: A. B. Cameron, Carthage ; E. A. West, Elise ; 
A. J. Currie, Laurel Hill; D. G. Malloy, Lumber Bridge; W. A. 
Thompson, Midway; and J. S. McLauchlin, Union. — 6. 

The following recommendations of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief were adopted: 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends : 

1. That the application of Candidate Donald O. Mclnnis for 
a loan of sixty dollars from the Assembly's Committee be approved. 

2. That Candidate David F. Blue, Jr., be allowed to transfer 
to another Seminary this Fall as a special student with the in- 
struction of Presbytery to take two years' work if necessary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Be it Resolved : That the Commission on Hope Mills Church 
location be, and is hereby granted full power to do any and all acts 
which it may consider necessary and helpful in the interest of 
Presbyterianism at Hope Mills. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

A. W. DICK, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIFTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, Sept. 24, 1935. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Forty-Fifth Stated Meeting at 11:00 A. M., in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, and was called to 
order and opened with prayer by the Moderator, Rev, A. 
W. Dick. 

The following were present and enrolled, or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, C. G. Vardeli, L. Smith, 
A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. Moorehouse, 
D. L. Jones, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. 
Matheson, E. B. Carr, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, F. M. Bain, G. W. 
Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. 
Fairley, L. G. Calhoun, Dixon McDonald, J. M. Lemmon, D. M. 
Clark, H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, C. A. Lawrence, E. L. Barber, 
Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedinger, A. 
W. Dick, James Appleby, R. L. Alexander, J. W. Crinkley, A. J. 
McKelway, M. P. Calhoun, W. A. Brown. 



Ruling Elders: J. C. Campbell, Antioch ; Thos. M. Holmes, Bar- 
becue; J. R. McNeill, Bethel; J. W. Graham, Bethesda ; W. A. Mc- 
Donald, Big Rockfish; D. J. Bulla, Bluff; N. McK. Bryan, Buies 
Creek; D. M. McDonald, Cameron; D. A. Huffines, Cameron Hill; 
N. P. Watson, Centre ; L. Calhoun, Church in the Pines ; L A. 
Murchison, Church of the Covenant; Duncan Darroch, Cypress; 
H. A. Black, Dunn; J. E. Bryant, (first day), S. J. Clark, (second 
day), Erwin; Colin Black, Ephesus ; J. M. Blue, Eureka; J. L. 
Gainey, Fayettevillle First; F. M. Warwick, Galatia ; D. L. Smith, 
Gilmore Memorial; H. B. Sessoms, Highland; J. M. McCaskill, 
Jackson Springs ; C. G. Priest, Lakeview ; Clarence Lytch, Laurel 
Hill; W. DeB. McEachin, Laurinburg; B. B. Holder, Leaflet; O. L. 
Johnson, Lillington ; N. D. M. Clark, Long Street; J. O. Stewart, 
Lumberton ; J. Bruce Cameron, Manley; McKay McKinnon, Max- 
ton; J. A. McArthur, McPherson; J. S. Womble, Montpelier; R. J. 
McLeod, Mt. Pisgah ; I. G. Prevatt, Mt. Tabor; D. E. Graham, 
OHvia; J. G. Hughes, Parkton; J. .D. Brown. Philadelphus ; W. C 
Guin, Philippi; A. C. McDonald, Pinehurst ; D. S. Poole, (first day), 
Edgar Hall, (second day), Raeford; E. H. McKinnon, Rowland; 
P. P. McCain, Shiloh ; W. A. McKay, St. Pauls; J. M. Bulla, Sun- 
nyside; J. D. Mclnnis, West End. — 48. 

Visiting Brethren: During the sessions of Presbytery the fol- 
lowing were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren: Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, Mecklenburg Presbytery; Rev. A. V. 
Gibson, Orange Presbytery; Rev. P. Gary Adams, Rev. D. L. Wil- 
liamson and Rev. J. O. Mann, Wilmington Presbytery, and Rev. 
B. F. Bedinger, Roanoke Presbytery. 

The members of the Commission on Hope Mills Church 
were excused to visit that church. 



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Presbytery engaged in divine worship and heard the 
sermon of the retiring Moderator, Rev. A. W. Dick on the 
text, 2 Cor. 13 :11, after v^hich the communion of the Lord's 
Supper was celebrated conducted by Rev. A. W. Dick. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. P. Gary Adams. 

The unprinted minutes were read and received as in- 
formation. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. A. W. Dick, Chairman; Rev. R. L. 
Alexander, W. DeB. McEachin. 

Calls and Supplies: Rev. James Appleby, Chairman; Rev. E. L. 
Barber, L. Calhoun. 

Nominations: Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman; Rev. Frank Bain, 
A. W. McDonald. 

Resolutions: Dr. W. M. Fairley, Chairman; Rev. A. J. McKelway, 
J. B. Cameron. 

The Stated Clerk's report on Vacancies was received 
and referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were received and referred, as 
indicated : 

(1) From Rev. E. C. Scott, Acting Stated Qerk of the Gen- 
eral Assembly: 

(a) Concerning the special tax which the Assembly has assessed 
for the Diamond Jubilee. Referred to the Stewardship Committee. 

(b) Regarding amendments to the Book of Church Order sent 
down to the Presbyteries. Referred to the Committee on the Min- 
utes of the Assembly.. 

(c) Calling attention to the fact that Fayetteville Presbytery 
is now entitled to four ministers and four ruling elders as com- 
missioners to the General Assembly. Received as information. . 

(2) From Mr. Edward D. Grant, Chairman of the Diamond 
Jubilee Committee, regarding plans for the celebration of the Jubilee. 
Referred to the following special committee : Dr. H. G. Bedinger, 
chairman, Rev. Neill Mclnnis, Rev. H. W. Koelling. 



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The Treasurer made a verbal report which was received 
as information. 

Presbytery heard Rev. D. L. Williamson of Brazil, in a 
missionary address setting forth the needs and opportuni- 
ties of that field. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reassembled with Rev. Eugene Alexander, 
Chairman of the Stewardship Committee, presiding. Dr. 
Walter L. Lingle, the visiting speaker for this meeting o£ 
Presbytery, delivered an address on Stewardship. 

The Committee on Stewardship made a verbal report 
and offered the following recommendations. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations 
adopted : 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 
Recommendations : 

1. That March 8th, 1936, be designated Every Member Can- 
vass Day, and that congregations be urged to accept the full ben- 
evolent apportionment sent dov^n to them by Presbytery, making 
an earnest attempt to underwrite this amount in full during the 
Canvass v^eek. 

2. That March 22nd, 1936, be designated "Presbyterian Loyalty 
Day," upon v^hich date every local church shall make an earnest 
attempt to collect in full all pledges for the year, sending their 
benevolent offerings immediately through proper channels to ben- 
evolent agencies so that they may reach these agencies before their 
books are closed on April 3rd, 1936. 

3. Recognizing the efficiency of the Belmont Covenant Plan in 
reaching chosen goals and believing that the Benevolent Causes of 
our Church constitute the objective that should have equal claim 
upon the gifts of our people, we earnestly recommend that : 

a. The churches of the Presbytery be urged to adopt the Bel- 
mont Covenant Plan, or a similar plan, for the Benevolent Causes 
of the church to go into effect by October first, or as soon after as 
possible. 

b. Presbytery urge the ministers to present these Causes to 
their congregations in sermons upon the Causes or by references 
to them during this time in order to increase the interest of the 
people in the great Benevolent Causes of the Church. 

4. In co-operation with the Assembly's recommendation to ob- 
serve the year 1936 as the 75th Anniversary of our church, to be 
known as the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, the Presbytery pledges 
its hearty support and through its Stewardship Committee will 



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faithfully endeavor to achieve the goal adopted by the Assembly's 
Diamond Jubilee Committee and approved by the Assembly of 1935, 
viz: "A 25 per cent increase in all benevolences and 100,000 Scrip- 
tural Tithers." 

5. That Study Classes be held in the Presbytery for Elders, 
Deacons, and Sunday School Teachers and other leaders that they 
may become more familiar w^ith the duties of their respective offices, 
and that the Committee of Religious Education have this work in 
charge. 

6. That v^e accept the apportionment of the Assembly and 
Synod for all benevolences — $40,000, 

7. That the Apportionment be distributed among the causes as 
follows: (See back cover of Minutes of Presbytery). 

8. That the Apportionment of Presbytery— $40,000 be distrib- 
uted among the churches as follows : 



Antioch $ 500 

Ashpole 750 

Barbecue 50 

Bensalem 175 

Benson 10 

Berea 5 

Bethel 250 

Bethesda 900 

Big Rockfish 100 

Bluff 80 

Buies Creek 25 

Bunnlevel 150 

Cameron 800 

Cameron Hill 50 

Campbellton 10 

Cape Fear 10 

Carthage 800 

Cedar Rock 5 

Centre 200 

Church in the Pines 550 

Church of Covenant 250 

Coats 10 

Comfort 35 

Culdee 200 

Cypress 60 

Dunn 900 

Dundarrach 60 

Eagle Springs 20 

Elise 140 

Ephesus 50' 

Erwin 125 

Eureka 165 

Fairmont 60 

Fayetteville First 7,500 

Flat Branch 95 

Four Oaks 10 

Galatia 200 

Gibson 160 



Lakeview 50 

Laurel Hill 400 

Laurinburg 3,600 

Leaflet 75 

Lillington 350 

Longstreet 10 

Lumber Bridge 350 

Lumberton 1,350 

Manly 75 

Maxton 2,300 

McMillian 50 

McNair Memorial 5 

McPherson 725 

Midway 150 

Montpelier 750 

Mt. Pisgah 200 

Mt. Tabor 70 

Naomi 5 

Olivia 550 

Palestine 5 

Parkton 200 

Pinehurst 500 

Philippi 25 

Pembroke 160 

Philadelphus 275 

Providence 35 

Priest Hill 5 

Raeford 2,200 

Raven Rock 100 

Red Springs 3,000 

Rex 325 

Rowland 650 

Sandy Grove 20 

Sardis 100 

Sherwood 110 

Shiloh 375 

Smyrna 475 

So. Fayetteville 10 



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Gilmore Memorial 10 Spence 10 

Godwin 200 Spies 35 

Grove 15 St. Pauls 1,400 

Hebron 5 Sunnyside 60 

Highland 2,500 Union 50 

Hope Mills 150 Vass 300 

Horseshoe 10 West End 350 

lona 300 Westminster 30 

Jackson Springs 575 Wildwood 5 

Lakeside 25 

9. That 4 cents per member be levied, to be knov^n as Diamond 
Jubilee tax, and that this fund be handled by Presbytery's Treas- 
urer as a separate account. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

The Committee on Religious Education made the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

a. General Report: 

Your Committee on Religious Education is aware of the hearten- 
ing challenge the whole field of Religious Education offers. Many 
of our Churches have entered upon a definite program which gives 
evidence of constructive leadership and a fine spirit of co-operation. 
Many of our ministers are much in earnest about this whole matter 
of Religious Education and are leading their churches in a splendid 
way. 

However there has not been carried out in our Presbytery as 
a whole any comprehensive and constructive program for developing 
the entire Religious Education program of the church. Perhaps 
herein lies a partial explanation of the decrease in the attendance 
and interest of our Sunday Schools through our extension efforts, 
and other departments of church life. 

But we are greatly encouraged by the coming of Dr. Mann 
and the cordial response given our work by the Synod and this 
Presbytery. And plans are being made for carrying out the pro- 
gram as outlined by Assembly's and Synod's Committees. With 
the backing of Fayetteville Presbytery, we have great hopes for 
our work. 

Recomimendations : 

1. That as far as possible, the districts of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery, as already divided, be used in the development of our 
Program. 

2. That we endeavor to have the Session of each local Church, 
realizing that it is directly chargeable with responsibility for the 
Christian nurture of its people, either itself or through some ap- 
pointed committee, to make a careful study of the Religious Educa- 



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tion work which is being carried on and map out some simple con- 
structive plan for enlarging and making more effective its leading 
ministry. 

3. That the Committee, in co-operation v^ith our Synodical 
Director, give encouragement and help in putting on training 
schools w^ithin the Presbytery and Churches, of such nature and 
scope as needs demand. 

4. Because it furnishes such a practical and ready means of 
practically doubling the effectiveness of our teaching program we 
suggest that for this year as one concrete objective, the Committee 
conduct a campaign to secure as far as possible a Vacation Bible 
School in every one of our fields. 

5. That district training schools for secretaries of Religious 
Education and adult advisors be held in the Presbytery. 

If a campaign of comprehensive promotion along the above lines 
is carried on vigorously for the present church year, we believe that 
we will have laid the foundations for a healthy and constructive 
advance in the task of Christian Education in the bounds of our 
Presbytery. 

6. That, in as much as the Synod has recognized and approved 
the North Carolina Council' of Churches and has appointed delegates 
to represent it on that Council, Fayetteville Presbytery through its 
Committee on Religious Education appoint a sub-committee to be 
the medium of contact between the Presbytery and the North 
Carolina Council having especially in view an appraisal of the possi- 
bilities and opportunities presented by concerted action and opinion 
of the Churches of North Carolina, for the effective presentation in 
secular educational programs of courses on the Bible and on the 
principles of Christian living. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman. 

b. Division of Young Peoples' Work: 

Two conferences were held at Flora Macdonald College this 
summer : the Senior Conference with an enrollment of 139, ages 
15 and up ; the Intermediate Conference with an enrollment of 96, 
ages 12, 13, 14. The total enrollment of both Conferences was 20 
less than the total enrollment of the combined Conference last year. 
We believe the decrease in enrollment to be due not to a lack of 
intrest in the Conference, but to the division into two Conferences 
for different aged groups and to the infantile paralysis scare. The 
Conference Committee considers that the enrollment was unusually 
good under the conditions. Reports from workers and students of 
the Conferences indicate that both Conferences did effective work. 

The Conference Committee considers the division into two age 
groups a good move which will result in better work done, and 
eventually a larger number of young people reached than in one 
Conference. 

Due to the decrease in enrollment and the unforseen overhead 
expenses of two Conferences above that of the one Conference, 



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there was a deficit of $195.45. However, the surplus took care of 
that and the Conference has now $425,10 on deposit in the bank. 

Recommendations: 

1. That Presbytery extend its thanks to the Board of Trustees 
and the college authorities for the use of Flora Macdonald College 
for the Conferences ; to all those who so faithfully and efficiently 
carried on the work of the Conferences. 

2. That pastors be urged to give their sincere co-operation to 
the Conference work, selecting with care the young people who 
attend, and offering any suggestions for the good of the Conferences. 

3. That the policy of having two Conferences for the different 
age groups be continued. 

Respectfully submitted 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON HOPE MILLS CHURCH 

The Commission on Hope Mills Church made a partial 
and verbal report, and asked to be continued and requested 
that the Moderator of the Presbytery appoint a min- 
ister to visit the Hope Mills Church in the near future, to 
preach a sermon and moderate a congregational meeting. 
The verbal report was received as information and the 
Commission was continued. The Moderator appointed Rev. 
S. H. Fulton to visit the Church in accordance with the re- 
quest of the Commission. 

The Commission appointed to ordain and install Rev. 
W. A. Brown made the following report which was re- 
ceived and embodied in the Minutes of Presbytery : 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 
REV. W. A. BROWN 

The Commission met at Cameron Hill Church at 3 :00 P. M., 
June 30, 1935, all the members of the Commission being present. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. The Commission was or- 
ganized with Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Chairman, and Elder D. M. 
Cameron, of the Cypress Church, as Clerk. The service of ordina- 
tion and installation was held in the Cameron Hill Church. Rev. 
C. A. Lawrence preached the sermon and propounded the consti- 
tutional questions. Rev. L. Smith made the prayer of ordination 
and gave the charge to the people. Rev. L. A. McLaurin gave the 
charge to the pastor. Mr. Brown was declared ordained and in- 
stalled as pastor of the Cameron Hill Church. 

Recess was taken until 8:00 P. M., at which time the Com- 
mission reconvened at Olivia Church, all members of the Commission 
still being present, and installation service was held at this Church. 
Rev. C. A. Lawrence presided, propounded the constitutional ques- 
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preached the sermon and Rev. L. Smith gave the charge to the 
pastor. Mr. Brown v^as declared installed as pastor of the Olivia 
Church. 

The minutes of the Commission were read and approved, and 
the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

Signed: C. A. LAWRENCE, Chairman. 
D. M. CAMERON, Clerk. 

Presbytery took recess until 7 :30 P. M. 

FIRST DAY— EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 P. M. and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

The Special Committee appointed on the Diamond Jub- 
ilee communications presented the following report which 
was adopted : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE 

This Committee has carefully read these communications and 
submits the following recommendations : 

1. That this whole subject be made a special order for 10 
o'clock tomorrow morning. 

2. That the requests of the Diamond Jubilee Committee be 
granted as follows : 

a. That the Commissioners who attended the General Assembly 
of 1935 be heard on this subject for 5 minutes each as a part of 
the special order. 

b. That a Jubilee Committee be appointed to take charge of 
this movement in this Presbytery as follows : Rev. A. W. Dick, 
Chairman, Rev. Eugene Alexander and Rev. S. H. Fulton, with 
Ruling Elders Leewood McCallum, McQueen Bailey and J. M. 
Shaw ; and that five other members be nominated by them at the 
special order tomorrow. 

c. That the goals and tentative plans for the celebration in 
this Presbytery be presented by the above mentioned members 
of this committee tomorrow and that the specific plans be fully 
presented at the Men's Conference and through other mediums 
later on. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. BEDINGER, Chairman. 

ADDRESS ON STEWARDSHIP 

Dr. Walter L. Lingle, President of Davidson College 
and the invited speaker for this meeting of Presbytery, 



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delivered a most inspiring message on the subject of 
"Stewardship," using as a text, Acts 20:35. 

Presbytery adjourned with the benediction to meet to- 
morrow morning at 9:00 o'clock. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION 

Presbytery met at 9:00 A. M., and engaged in devotional 
exercises. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

The Committee on Assembly's Work made the follow- 
ing reports, which were adopted : 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S WORK 

1. Christian Education and Ministerial) Relief 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends : 

That the applications of Candidates Luther J. Morris, Barney 
E. McLean, and John M. Smith for loans of sixty dollars each from 
the Assembly's Committee be approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

II. Bible Cause 

We offer for your adoption the following recommendations, 
the spirit of which comes down to us from our General Assembly : 

1. That a .6 of one per cent of the benevolent funds appor- 
tioned to the churches of the Presbytery be given to the American 
Bible Society for their work. 

2. That we heartily endorse and assist, this Fall, in the celebra- 
tion of the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the printing of the first 
English Bible, urging : 

a. That ways and means be put in operation to secure the 
reading and studying the Bible by our church members and young 
people, especially in the work of the Sunday Schools. 

b. That all the Churches of our Presbytery be, and are hereby, 
informed to put on programs during the month of December of 
this year, looking to this end. 

c. That pastors and sessions and the ladies' auxiliaries work 
together to accomplish definite good and a sustained effort to con- 
tinue the good work. 

d. That in every church one or more sermons be preached by 
pastors, and others that may be secured for such work, and the 



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importance of the reading and the study of the Bible as a means of 
grace to secure salvation and to build Christian character be 
stressed. 

3. That renewed effort be made for the financial support of 
publishing and distributing the Scriptures. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

III. Mnutes of the General Assembly 

Your Committee recommends : 

1. That the proposed amendments to the Book of Church 
Order be referred to the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

2. That, regarding Protestant Relief in Europe, the Churches 
of the Assembly again be asked to raise $5,000 for this cause, and 
that an offering be taken on Reformation Day and forwarded to the 
Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. D. McNeill, Chairman. 

IV. Assembly's Echicational Institutions 

The Committee made a verbal report on this cause which was 
received as information. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. G. MATHESON, Chairman, 
of Committee on Assembly's Work. 

The Committee on Synod's Work submitted its report 
which was disposed of as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SYNOD'S WORK 

1. A verbal report on Synod's Home Missions was received 
as information. 

2. A verbal report on Synod's Educational Institutions was 
received as information. 

3. A verbal report on the Presbyterian Orphans' Home was 
received as information and the following recommendations adopted : 

That the Presbytery appoint a strong committee of interested 
laymen and ministers to secure contributions at Thanksgiving from 
every member of every Church and Sunday School for the Orphans' 
Home. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman, 
of the Committee on Synod's Work. 

The following Special Committee on the Orphans' Home 
was appointed: 



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SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ORPHANS' HOME 

Harnett County — J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs and O. L. Johnson. 

Robeson County — R. L. Alexander, Neill Mclnnis and J. B, Mc- 
Callum, Jr. 

Scotland County — S. H. Fulton, G. F. Kirkpatrick and Mac 
Cameron. 

Hoke County — A. D. Carswell, G. W. Hanna and Edgar Hall. 

Cumberland County — D. L. Jones, D. M. Qark, H. W. Koelling 
and Dr. A. S. Cromartie. 

Moore County — E. L. Barber, J. W. Crinkley and J. Tolbert 
Johnson. 

Johnson County — Dixon McDonald and Preston Woodall. 

DIAMOND JUBILEE PROGRAM 

As a special order, Presbytery heard the Commissioners 
to the last General Assembly as they spoke on the Diamond 
Jubilee Program. The following were added to the Com- 
mittee appointed to promote the celebration of the Jubilee 
in the Presbytery: Rev. E. L. Barber, Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, and Messrs. Mac Cameron, C. G. Rose and McKay 
McKinnon. 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution : 

RESOLUTION 

That Presbytery authorize the Trustees of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to return the deed of a lot in McDonald, N. C. to the Trus- 
tees of lona Church. 

REPORT OF HISTORIAN 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Historian of the Presbytery, 
made a verbal report and presented sketches of Sardis and 
Erwin Churches, which sketches were read in part. Mrs. 
Chas. Rankin was introduced to Presbytery and related 
facts of historical significance regarding the Communion 
Silver and building of the First Church, Fayetteville. The 
report was received and the writers of the Historical 
Sketches and Mrs. Rankin were heartily thanked. The 
Stated Clerk was directed to file a copy of these sketches 
and send a copy to the Historical Foundation, Montreat, 
N. C. 

The Committee on the State of Religion presented 
Ruling Elder D. S. Currie, M.D., who spoke on "Religion 



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in the Home." The following recommendations offered by 
the Committee were adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF RELIGION 
Recommendations : 

1. That pastors make an effort to present to their congrega- 
tions twice a year the pressing need of Christian Sabbath ob- 
servance. 

2. That all organizations of the Church, especially the Men- 
of-the-Church, Woman's Auxiliary, and Young People, make a study 
of the whole question of Sabbath observance, in order that the 
church membership may become 'Sabbath conscious.' 

3. That, both from pulpit and pastoral visitation, the pastors 
use every opportunity to urge upon their people the imperative 
need of the family altar. 

4. That officers, (elders and deacons) support their pastor in 
every possible way, especially by example, in his efforts to promote 
Sabbath observance and religion in the home. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. P. CALHOUN, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the doctrinal ser- 
mon which was preached by Rev. Eugene Alexander on 
the subject, "What Can the Minister Do To Promote Sab- 
bath Observance?" 

The Committee on Presbytery's Educational Institu- 
tions made a verbal report which was received as infor- 
mation. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

SECOND DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reassembled at 2:00 P. M. and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

In connection with the Report of the Committee on Re- 
ligious Education Rev. J. O. Mann, Director of Religious 
Education in the Synod of North Carolina, was heard in 
an address on Religious Education. 

The Committee on Social and Moral Welfare made a 
verbal report which was received as information. 

The Committee on Home Missions made the following 
report, which was adopted : 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESBYTERY'S 
HOME MISSIONS 

Six Months Ending September 30th, 1935. 

All the Home Mission fields of the Presbytery have been regu- 
larly supplied since the last meeting of Presbytery. Three hundred 
and forty-one services v^ere held, and protracted meetings held in 
most of the churches. There w^ere 97 professions of faith in Christ, 
79 additions to the church on profession and 7 by letter. All the 
churches on the field served by Rev. Messrs. D. M. Clark and J. W. 
Crinkly made the Every Member Canvass. On Rev. Dixon Mc- 
Donald's field, 3 out of 4, on Rev. W. J. Huneycutt's field, 3 out of 5. 
None of the churches on Rev. E. B. Carry's field made the Canvass. 

Up until the close of the church year, March 31st, all the 
v^orkers were paid at least the minimum salary of $1,200 and a 
manse. A iew years ago the Presbytery was spending from $8,000 
to $10,000 per year on its Home Mission work. Last year it spent 
about $2,200, and more than half of this amount was paid toward 
the support of churches in older groups. 

In spite of the rule of Presbytery that Home Mission funds are 
available only to those churches which make the Every Member 
Canvass, some of the churches in some of these groups do not make 
the Canvass. Your Committee feels that no church has any right 
to call upon the other churches for help until it has done the utmost 
for itself. 

With all the economy your Committee can practice, we cannot 
do the work that is imperative with our present income. 

Recommendations : 

1. That no field be granted aid for the next year unless it 
reports to the Spring meeting of Presbytery that it has made a 
thorough Every Member Canvass in all its churches. 

2. That the Lord's Acre Plan be adopted and recommended 
to the country churches of the Mission fields. 

3. That the Chairman of the Committee co-operate with the 
various pastors of the Mission groups in the introduction of this plan. 

4. That a donation of $35.00 be rnade to the Cedar Rock Church 
for the purchase of paint for the outside of the church building. 

5. That the request of Rev. E. B. Carr for the dissolution of 
the pastoral relations existing between the churches of his group and 
himself be dissolved, effective January 1st, 1936, be granted, and 
that he be privileged to serve the group on the same terms as at 
present until the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Three out of four churches in the group concur in the request 
of their pastor. 

6. That the ministers and churches of the Presbytery co-operate 
in every possible way in Rev. I. N. Clegg's work of colportage for 
the Synod's Committee on Home Missions. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The Committee on Temperance made a verbal report, 
which was received as information. 



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The Committee on Printed Minutes made the following 
report, which was adopted: 

REPORT OF PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee has compared a corrected copy of the Printed 
Minutes of the Spring meeting (1935) of Presbytery with the writ- 
ten minutes and finds that a true copy has been made. 

The Committee recommends that the printed copy be accepted 
as the official Minutes of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. LEMMON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made the follow- 
ing report, which was adopted as amended : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures makes the following 
recommendations : 

1. That the Presbytery of Fayetteville disapprove the Amend- 
ment to Paragraph 86 concerning election of Commissioners for a 
term of two years. 

2. That the Presbytery of Fayetteville disapprove the Amend- 
ment concerning dual membership of pastors of united or federated 
churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. DICK, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations submitted its report 
which was adopted. (See "General Directory"). 

The Committee on Resolutions made the following re- 
port, which was adopted by a rising vote : 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Your Committee on Resolutions would report : 

The First Church of Fayetteville has long been looked upon, 
if not the mother church, at least the leading church of the Pres- 
bytery. To many of us this meeting has been looked upon as a real 
home-coming, to others a visit to the shrine from which has 
eminated much of the power that has shaped our history. We wish 
to assure the members of this church, of our love and apprecia- 
tion of this beautiful old church building, and your constant lead- 
ership in the work of Fayetteville Presbytery and our prayers that 
you may continue to be an inspiration to us all. 

We would like to thank Mr. J. R. Boyd and his Committee on 
entertainment for their untiring energy, courtesy and thoughtful- 
ness in providing for our comfort; the Boy Scouts for their cheer- 
ful service, the homes for their cordial hospitality, the ladies for 
their noon lunches, the Men-of-the-Church for the barbecue supper, 
the choir for the soul-stiring music, Mr, and Mrs. McKelway and 
Mr. and Mrs. Gibson for the beautifully rendered quartettes. Last 



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of all we want to thank Mr. Dick, the pastor, for his genuine, smil- 
ing, and gracious hospitality and the elders and deacons, who so 
heartily co-operated with him. 

We pray God's blessing upon you all. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. FAIRLEY, Chairman. 

The Stated Clerk announced that all Commissioners to 
the 1935 General Assembly had submitted written reports 
of their attendance upon the Assembly and they were com- 
mended for their diligence. 

The following Commissioners to the next General 
Assembly were elected : 

Principals: Ministers — G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. G. Vardell, C. M. 
Gibbs and J. F. Menius. 

Ruling Eldfers: Dr. D. S. Currie, W. A. West, Edwin Bain, 
Ryan McBryde. 

Alternates: Ministers — E. B. Carr, James Appleby, H. W. Koel- 
ling, W. A. Brown. 

Ruling Elders: W. H. Currie, N. H. McGeachy, L. Z. Collier, 
Clarence Lytch. 

Rev. James Appleby was elected Chairman of the Pro- 
gram Committee. 

Presbytery accepted an invitation to the Laurel Hill 
Church for its Spring meeting. 

By order of Presbytery the Manual of Presbytery was 
changed, fixing the hour for the meeting of the Executive 
Committees on the opening day of Presbytery at 10:00 
o'clock A. M., instead of 9:00 A. M. 

It was ordered that the usual number of the Minutes 
and Dockets be printed. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer and the benediction, 
to meet in January, 1936, at a time and place to be ar- 
ranged for by the Chairman of the Stewardship Committee 
and the Stated Clerk. 

McKAY McKINNON, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



(Continued from inside front cover) 
Mr. J. B. McCailum, Jr., Maxton (1936); Rev. W. S. Golden 
(1938), Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1938), Mr. L. L. McGoogan, St. 
Pauls (1938). 

2. Stewardship: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman (1938) ; Rev. 
D. M. Clark (1936), Mr. J. M. Shaw, Lillington (1937). 

3. Religious Education: Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman (1938) ; 
Chairmen of Sub-Committees : Rev. James Appleby, Sunday 
School Work (1936); Rev. S. H. Fulton, Young People's Work 
(1937); Rev. A. W. Dick, Men's Work (1938); Rev. Neill Mc- 
Innis, Country Church (1937). Hon. C. G. Rose, Fayetteville 
(1937) ; Mr. Mac Cameron, Laurinburg (1936) ; Mr. W. M. Shaw, 
Fayetteville (1938) ; Rev. H. G. Bedinger (1937) ; Mr. J. M. Wil- 
son, Fayetteville (1936); Mrs. J. L. Norris, Fayetteville (1936); 
Mrs. W. D. Johnson, St. Pauls (1936). 

4. Woman's Work: Rev. J. B. Black, Chairman (1937) ; Rev. W. J. 
Huneycutt (1936), Rev. W. A. Brown (1938). 

II. Permanent Committees 

1. Assembly's Work: Rev. R. G. Matheson, Chairman (1938) ; Rev. 
M. P. Calhoun (1936), Foreign Missions; Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick (1936), Assembly's Home Missions; Rev. D. L. Jones 
(1937), Christian Education and Ministerial Relief; Rev. L. Smith. 
(1936), Bible Cause; Rev. J. F. Menius (1937), Educational Insti- 
tutions; Rev. M. D. McNeill (1938), Minutes of the General As- 
sembly. 

2. Synod's Work: Rev. A. D. Carswell, Chairman (1937) ; Mr. H. C. 
Cameron, Olivia (1936), Synod's Home Missions ; Rev. W. M. 
Fairley (1938), Educational Institutions ; Rev. C. A. Lawrence 
(1938), Orphans' Home; Rev. Dixon McDonald (1936), Minutes 
of Synod. 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Program : Rev. James Appleby, Chairman, Pastor of Host 
Church, Stated Clerk, and the Chairmen of the Four Exec- 
tive Committees. 

(2) State of Religion: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman (1937); 
Mr. Hugh McAllister, Lumberton (1936); Rev. Neill Mc- 
Innis (1938). 

(3) Business : Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman (1937) ; Mr. W. N. 
Alford, Rowland (1936), David Townsend (1937), G. K. Mc- 
Neill (1938), Auditing: Rev. A. J. McKelway (1938), Ses- 
sional Records. 

(4) Educational Institutions: Rev. S. H. Fulton (1937), Chair- 
man ; Dr. P. P. McCain, Sanatarium (1936) ; Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen (1938) ; Mr. Edgar Hall, Raeford (1938). 

(5) Printed Minutes : Rev. J. M. Lemmon, Chairman (1938) ; 
Rev. T. C. Croker (1936); Rev. G. E. Moorehouse (1937). 

(6) Temperance: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Chairman (1937); Rev. 
G. W. Hanna (1936) ; Rev. A. D. Carswell (1938) ; Mr. J. R. 
McQueen, Lakeview (1937) ; Mr. M. C. McDonald, West 
End (1936) ; Mr. Scott Poole, Raeford (1938). 

(7) Social and Moral Welfare : Rev. A, J. McKelway, Chair- 
man (1938) ; Rev. James Appleby (1937) ; Mr. J. M. Wilson. 
Fayetteville (1936). 

III. Special Committees 

(1) On Long Street Church: Rev. W. M. Fairley, Chairman; 
Mr. D. M. Fairley, Manchester; Rev. F. M. Bain. Mr. D. J. 
Ray, Fayetteville. 

(2) On Jubilee Celebration : Rev. A. W. Dick, Chairman ; Rev. 
Eugene Alexander, Rev. E. L. Barber, Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, and Messrs. Mac Cameron, C. G. Rose, McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, Leewood McCailum, McQueen Baily and J. M. 
Shaw. 

IV. Commission on Changes in Pastorates 
Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman; Rev. A. W. Dick. Rev. S. H. 
Fulton, Mr. J. W. Graham, Aberdeen; J. B. Cameron, Southern 
Pines. 






V. Examination Committees 

1. Theology: A. R, McQueen, W. M. Fairley, and D. M. Dark. 

2. Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, James Appleby. 

3. Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, G. W. 
Hanna, and D. L. Jones. 

4. English Bible: J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna and E. B. Carr. 

5. Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. Barber 
and J. F. Menius. 

6. Natural Science: C G. Vardell, A. W. Dick and H. G. Bedinger. 

7. Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and M. P. Cal- 
houn. 

VI. Presbyterial Sermon 

Next Stated Meeting: Rev. M. P. Calhoun. Subject: "The Kingdom 
of God." 

The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1936, as approved by 
Presbytery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds 
are to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of 
the total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distrib- 
uted at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presby- 
tery to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and 
thereby equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 31.0 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.0 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 7.5 Rev. W. H. Hopper, 410 Urban 

Building, Louisville, Ky. 

Religious Education 2.5 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 

Assembly's Training School .9 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause .6 Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 

Synod's Home Missions 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Schools and Colleges 8.5 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C 

Union Theological Sem 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

Orphans' Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 

Presbytery's H. Missions— 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C. 

Rel. Ed. in the Synod 1.0 Rev. E. L. Barber, 

Aberdeen, N. C. 

Rel. Work in State Ed. Inst. 2.0 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 



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zM^inutes of 

FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 
AT LAUREL HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
LAURINBURG, N. C. 

Spring, 1936 

NEXT STATED MEETING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1936 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, CARTHAGE, N. C. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator — Mr. McKay McKinnon Maxton 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gibbs (1938) Erwin 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1938) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1938) Rowland 

Historian — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

The terms of office expire as indicated by the date with each 
name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Fall 1936— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1937— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1938— Rev. W. M. Fairley „ Raeford 

Fall 1939— Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

IL Elise Academy 

Fall 1936 — Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, Laurinburg; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, 

Fayetteville; and Mrs. J. H, Suttenfield, Aberdeen. 
Fall 1937— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Hemp ; Mr. J. R. McQueen, Lake- 
view. 
Fall 1938 — Rev. W. S. Golden, Mr. A. B. Cameron, Carthage; and 

Mr. C. D. Hutaff, Fayetteville. 
Fall 1939— Rev. R. G. Matheson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 

and Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 
Trustee-at-Large — Mr. John Kennedy. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 
Spring 1937 — Rev. A. W. Dick; Mr. Ernest Graham, Red Springs; 

Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen. 
Spring 1938 — Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. McCain, 
Sanatarium; Rev. A. R. McQueen, and Mr. Hiram 
Grantham, Red Springs. 
Spring 1939 — Rev. E. L. Barber, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurel Hill; 
Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton ; and Mr. Chas. G. 
Rose, Fayetteville. 
Trustee-at-Large — Col. John Gribble. 

IV. Donalson Academy 
C. G. Rose, Qaude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, T. A. Devane, Dr. 
D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Steadman, H. M. Pinkston, of Fay- 
etteville ; Edgar Hall, Raeford; A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 
and W. M. Fairley. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 
Spring 1937 — George Patterson, Raeford. 

Spring 1938 — Frank Cameron and Neill A. McFayden, Raeford. 
Spring— 1939— J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue, Raeford. 

VI. Presbytery 
Fall 1937 — C. G. Rose, Fayetteville; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; 
Hinton James, Laurinburg. 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 

Fall 1936 — Francis Coxe, Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 

Committees of Presbytery 

Note : The terms of office of all committee members expire 

at the Stated Fall Meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated. 

I. Executive Committees 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman 
(1937) ; Rev. R. L. Alexander (1937), Mr. O. L. Johnson, LilHng- 
ton (1937) ; Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1936), Rev. F. M. Bain (1936), 
Mr. J. B. McCallum, Jr., Maxton (1936); Rev. W. S. Golden 
(1938), Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1938), Mr. L. L. McGoogan, St. 
Pauls (1938). 

2. Stewardship: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman (1938) ; Rev. 
W. A. Brown (1936), Mr. J. M. Shaw, Lillington (1937). 

(Continued on inside back cover) 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Maxton, N. C, November 12, 1935. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
Maxton Presb3^terian Church at 3 :30 P. M., and was called 
to order by the Moderator, Mr. McKay McKinnon, and 
was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, D. L. Jones, C. M. 
Gibbs, J. B. Black, G. W. Hanna, W. J. Huneycutt, W. S. Golden, 
W. M. Fairley, C. A. Lawrence, H. G. Bedinger, A. W. Dick, R. L. 
Alexander, J. W. Crinkley, M. P. Calhoun, W. A. Brown.— 16. 

Ruling Elders: J. R. McQueen, Lakeview ; J. Bruce Cameron, 
Manly; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; D. E. Graham, Olivia; J. S. 
McLauchlin, Union; W. F. Alexander, Vass. — 6. 

The following call for this meeting of Presbytery was 
read and found in order : 

Maxton, N. C, October 30, 1935. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the 
Presbyterian Church, Maxton, N. C, on Tuesday, November 12, 
1935, at the close of, or during the Men's Meeting, to transact the 
following business if the way be clear : 

1. To act upon the request of Rev. C. A. Lawrence for disso- 
lution of the pastoral relations existing between himself and the 
Vass, Union, Lakeview, Cypress and Manly Churches. 

2. To consider and act upon any other matters growing out 
of the above. 

Signed: McKAY McKINNON, Moderator. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence offered his resignation as pastor 
of the Vass, Union, Manly, Lakeview and Cypress 
Churches, the same to take effect January 1, 1936. The 
churches were heard from through their representatives, 
and reluctantly concurred with Mr. Lawrence in this re- 
quest. The request was granted and the pastoral rela- 
tionship was dissolved. Mr. Lawrence was granted per- 
mission to labor outside the bounds of the Presbytery until 
the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. G. W. Hanna was selected Chairman of the Tem- 
perance Committee, to succeed Mr, Lawrence. 

The Home Mission Committee was asked to assist the 
above churches in securing a supply after January 1, 1936, 
until the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

McKAY McKINNON, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, November 26, 1935. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, at 2:00 P. 
M., and was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. McKay 
McKinnon, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, D. L. 
Jones, C. M. Gibbs, T. C. Croker, A. D. Carswell, W. J. Huneycutt, 
W. S. Golden, E. L. Barber, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton.— 12. 

Ruling Elders: W. A. McDonald, Big Rockfish ; J. S. Ray, Hope 
Mills; N. D. M. Clark, Long Street; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; 
S. H. McPherson, McPherson. — 5. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Maxton, N. C, November 12, 1935. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Tuesday, November 
26, 1935, at 2:00 P. M., to transact the following business, if the 
vv^ay be clear : 

1. To receive a report of the Commission on the Hope Mills 
Church. 

2. To act on a report of the Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief. 

3. To act on the request of Rev. D. L. Jones for dissolution of 
the pastoral relations existing between himself and the Hope Mills, 
Big Rockfish and Sherwood Churches, and the stated-supplyship 
existing between himself and the McPherson Church. 

4. To grant Rev. D. L. Jones a letter of transfer to Wilming- 
ton Presbytery. 

5. To consider and act on any other matters growing out of 
the above. 

Signed: McKAY McKINNON, Moderator. 

The Commission on the Hope Mills Church made a ver- 
bal report and requested that the Commission be continued. 
The request was granted. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made the following report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 



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lief recommends that the application of Candidate David F. Blue, 
Jr., for a loan of sixty dollars from the Assembly's Committee be 
approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. JONES, Chairman. 

Rev. D. L. Jones offered his resignation as pastor of the 
Hope Mills, Sherwood and Big- Rockfish Churches and as 
Stated Supply of McPherson Church. The churches it ap- 
peared concurred with Mr. Jones in this request and the 
pastoral relations were dissolved. 

The following resolutions were received from McPher- 
son Church and adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

Fayetteville, N. C, November 26, 1935. 

In accepting (at his request) the resignation of our beloved 
Rev. D. L. Jones, the Session of MacPherson Church resolves : 

1. That it is with deep regret w^e sever the connection between 
our church and Mr. Jones, who has been an earnest and able 
preacher ; a faithful and efficient worker ; and a sincere and loyal 
friend. 

2. That we wish to express our appreciation of, and thank- 
fulness for, the high type of consecrated service which Mr. Jones 
has rendered to our church in the fourteen years he has been 
among us. 

3. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to Presbytery 
for publication in the "Minutes;" that a copy be sent to Rev. D. L. 
Jones; and that a copy be placed upon the pages of our Church 
Book. 

S. H. McPHERSON, Clerk of Session. 

At his own request Rev. D. L. Jones was granted a letter 
of transfer to Wilmington Presbytery. 

Rev. W. S. Golden was elected Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief to fill 
the unexpired term of Rev. D. L. Jones. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

McKAY McKINNON, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



184 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, December 19, 1935. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, at 2:00 P. 
M., was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled. 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, G. E. 
Moorehouse, C M. Gibbs, T. C Croker, W. S. Golden, W. E. Snipes, 
James Appleby, J. W. Crinkley, M. P. Calhoun, W. A. Brown.— 11. 

Ruling Elders: McKay McKinnon, Maxton; J. A. McArthur, 
McPherson ; W. D. Bullard, Sunnyside. — 3. 

The folloAving call for this meeting of Presbytery was 
read and found in order. 

Maxton, N. C, December 7, 1935. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N, C., on Thursday, December 
19, 1935, at 2:00 P. M,, to transact the following business, if the 
way be clear : 

1. To consider the resignation of Rev. W. J. Huneycutt as 
Stated Supply of the Sunnyside, Comfort, Gilmore Memorial, Camp- 
bellton, and South Fayetteville Churches ; and to dissolve the rela- 
tions of Stated Supplyship existing between himself and the above 
named Churches. 

2. To consider a call from the Church in the Pines for the 
pastoral services of Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, and to arrange for his 
installation as pastor of said Church. 

3. To act on any other matters growing out of the above. 

Signed: McKAY McKINNON, Moderator. 

Rev. W. J. Huneycutt offered his resignation as Stated 
Supply of Sunnyside, Comfort, South Fayetteville, Camp- 
bellton and Gilmore Memorial Churches and asked that the 
relation existing between himself and the above named 
churches be dissolved. 

A call from The Church in the Pines for the pastoral 
services of Rev. W. J. Huneycutt at a salary of $1,500 an- 
nually and free use of the manse, was received, found in 
order and placed in Mr. Huneycutt's hands. Having sig- 
nified his acceptance of the call, the following Commission 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 185 

was appointed to install Mr. Huneycutt as pastor of The 
Church in the Pines : Rev. James Appleby to preside, preach 
the sermon and apportion the parts to the other members 
of the Commission ; Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. G. W. Hanna, 
and Ruling- Elder E. F. Murray. Alternates : Rev. E. L. 
Barber and Ruling Elder Mac Cameron ; the Commission 
to set the time. 

The field being vacated by Rev. W. J. Huneycutt was 
referred to The Home Mission Committee. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

McKAY McKINNON, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



186 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, January 28, 1936. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session at the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, at 10:30 
A. M., and was called to order by Rev. E. L. Barber, the 
last Moderator present and was led in prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, J. F. 
Menius, C. M. Gibbs, J. B. Black, T. C. Croker, F. M. Bain, Dixon 
McDonald, H. W. Koelling, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. 
Snipes, S. H. Fulton. A. W. Dick, R. L. Alexander, J. W. Crinkley, 
M. P. Calhoun, W. A. Brown, J. T. Echols.— 20. 

Ruling Elders: Preston Woodell, Benson ; T. D. McLean, Beth- 
esda; N. H. McGeachy, Fayetteville First. — 3. 

Rev. J. F. Menius was appointed clerk for this meet- 
ing of the Presbytery. 

Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman of the the Steward- 
ship Committee, made a verbal report on the program pre- 
pared for this meeting. Dr. E. E. Gillespie, who was to 
have addressed Presbytery at this time, was unable to be 
present on account of sickness. 

Rev. J. F. Menius addressed Presbytery on the subject 
of "The Inspiration of Stewardship." Rev. Eugene Alex- 
ander spoke on the "Every Member Canvass and The Prin- 
ciples of Stewardship." 

Rev. A. W. Dick spoke on matters concerning "The 
Diamond Jubilee Year and Its Goals." 

A general discussion of methods of church finance was 
held, special emphasis being placed on the Lord's Acre Plan. 
Appeals were made for a more adequate support of The 
Home Mission Work of the Presbytery. 

Presbytery engaged in prayer. 

Licentiate J. T. Echols presented a letter of transfer 
from Albemarle Presbytery to this Presbytery. Mr. Echols 
was received by the Presbytery as a licentiate and Pres- 
bytery proceeded to examine him for ordination. The ex- 
amination on Experimental Religion, Theology and Church 
Government and the Sacraments were sustained as satis- 



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factory. His certificate from Union Theological Seminary, 
Richmond, Virginia, was accepted in lieu of Ecclesiastical 
History and other academic subjects. The examination as 
a whole was sustained. Mr. Echols was then ordained as 
an evangelist according to the Book of Church Order. 

Dr. J. O. Mann of Wilmington Presbytery, Secretary of 
Religious Education in the Synod of North Carolina, was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

The action giving the Coats Church property to the Er- 
w^in Church was rescinded and Presbytery granted the 
Primitive Baptists of Coats, N. C, the use of the building 
on one Sunday each month. Rev. J. F. Menius was ap- 
pointed to notify and arrange with these people. 

Rev. S. H. Fulton reported that he had carried out 
the instruction of Presbytery in visiting the Hope Mills 
Church. This report was received as information. 

Presbytery instructed the Treasurer of Presbytery to 
remunerate Dr. F. C. Morgan to the amount of $15.00 for 
his services in connection with the Men's Meeting held in 
Maxton, N. C. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

E. L. BARBER, Moderator. 
J. F. MENIUS, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



188 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Raeford, N. C, March 3, 1936. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
Raeford Presbyterian Church at 10:30 A. M., and was 
called to order by the Moderator, McKay McKinnon, and 
opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, L. A. McLaurin, J. F. 
Menius, C M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, 
W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, W. S. Golden, E. L. 
Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, A. W. Dick, 
James Appleby, M. P. Calhoun, W. A. Brown. — 20. 

Ruling Elders: Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton ; J. Bruce Cameron, 
Manly; McKay McKinnon, Maxton. — 3. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Maxton, N. C, February 20, 1936. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
a special meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the Pres- 
byterian Church, Raeford, N. C, on Tuesday, March 3, 1936, at 
10:30 A. M., to transact the follow^ing business, if the w^ay be clear: 

1. That Presbytery receive a request for and appoint a Com- 
mission to organize a Church at Southern Pines, N. C 

2. To hear from the Commission on Hope Mills Church, or 
from individual members of the said Commission, regarding the 
present status of the said church and Commission, and to take 
such action in the premises as Presbytery may deem wise. 

3. To transact any business growing out of the above matters. 

Signed: McKAY McKINNON, Moderator. 

The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. Marcus A. Brown- 
son, Philadelphia Presbytery, Ruling Elders — R. S. Du- 
Rant, W. E. Blue, W. H. Goldsmith. 

The first item of business was taken from the docket 
and a request was received for a Commission to organize 
a church at Southern Pines and the following Commis- 
sion was appointed for this purpose if the way be clear: Dr. 
A. R. McQueen, Chairman, Rev. A. W. Dick, Rev. H. G. 
Bedinger ; alternate for any of the above ministers — Rev. 



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E. L. Barber: Ruling Elders — Mr. McKay McKinnon, Mr. 
J. T. Johnson, Mr. John McQueen ; the Commission to 
meet on March 15, 1936, at 3 :00 P. M., at the Civic Club at 
Southern Pines, N. C. 

The second item of business was taken from the docket 
and several members of the Commission on the Hope 
Mills Church were heard from in regard to the work of 
the Commission. 

The following minutes of the Commission on the Hope 
Mills Church were read and incorporated in the minutes 
of Presbytery: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION ON HOPE MILLS CHURCH 

Hope Mills, N. C, May 20, 1935. 

The Commission of Fayetteville Presbytery to locate a site 
for the Hope Mills Church met in the Parish House at 2:00 P. M. 
There were present: Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman; Revs. J. F. 
Menius, and G. W. Hanna, Drs. P. P. McCain and D. S. Currie, 
Hon. C G. Rose, and Mr. J. G. Wright — the entire Commission. 

The Commission was opened with prayer. Rev. J. F. Menius 
was elected clerk. The purpose of the Commission was read by 
the Chairman. After a discussion of the matter, it was agreed that 
before any progress could be made all parties must agree to abide 
by the decision of the Commission. The Commission therefore re- 
quested its Chairman, Rev. W. S. Golden, to visit the Hope Mills 
congregation in the near future, preach a sermon, and if possible 
secure the assent of the entire church to submit the matter of 
locating the church to the Commission, and agree to abide by its 
decision; the Commission agreeing, on its part, to hear fully all 
parties concerned. 

The Commission adjourned with prayer to reconvene at the call 
of the Chairman. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 

J. F. MENIUS, Clerk. 

Hope Mills, N. C, June 17, 1935. 

At the call of the Chairman the Commission on the Hope Mills 
Church met in the Parish House at 2:00 P. M. and was opened with 
prayer. All the members of the Commission, except Dr. P. P. 
McCain, were present. 

Rev. W. S. Golden reported that, in compliance with the re- 
quest of the Commission, he had visited the Hope Mills Church on 
June 9, 1935, and preached for them. In a regularly called congre- 
gational meeting the following resolutions were presented to them: 

"Be it resolved : That the congregation of Hope Mills Pres- 
byterian Church does hereby agree, in'lividually and collectively, 



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as a congregation, to accept in good faith and loyalty whatever 
decision may be made by the Commission of Presbytery concern- 
ing the location of our new church building, after the Commission 
has heard all the facts relevant thereto which the members of the 
church wish to present." 

Mr, Golden reported that, when a vote was taken on the reso- 
lution, 24 voted in favor of it, and 33 declined to submit to the 
action of Presbytery's Commission and abide by its decision. 

On motion the Commission decided to hear both sides regard- 
ing the location of the church. Thirty minutes were allowed each 
side. About 25 people were present and a number of them ex- 
pressed their desires in the matter. Ample time was given to any 
one who wished to make any statements whatever. 

The Commission then voted to go into executive session. It 
was the unanimous opinion of the Commission that any action on 
its part at this time would be unwise. 

The Commission voted to report the facts to Presbytery and 
ask for further information. 

The Commission adjourned with prayer to meet at the call 
of the Chairman. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman, 
J. F. MENIUS, Clerk. 

Fayetteville, N. C, September 16, 1935. 

The Commission on the Hope Mills Church met in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, and was opened with 
prayer. There were present Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman, Revs. 
G. W. Hanna, and J. F. Menius, Hon. C. G. Rose, and Dr. P. P. 
McCain. Meeting with the Commission were Rev. D. L. Jones, and 
Mr. G. F. Arnet. 

At the request of the Chairman, Rev. G. W. Hanna was made 
temporary Chairman. 

Rev. W. S. Golden made a report of the business to date. He 
asked to be excused to attend a funeral. 

The absence of one minister caused the lack of a quorum, and 
the Commission adjourned with prayer, to meet at the call of the 
Chairman. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman, 
J. F. MENIUS, Clerk. 

Fayetteville, N. C, September 24, 1935. 

The Commission on the Hope Mills Church met in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, at 10:00 A. M. and was 
opened with prayer. There were present Rev. W. S. Golden, Chair- 
man, Revs. G. W. Hanna, and J. F. Menius, Hon. C. G. Rose, and 
Dr. P. P. McCain. 

After a discussion of the whole matter, the Commission took 
recess to meet at Hope Mills at 2:00 P. M. 



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Hope Mills, N. C, September 24, 1935. 

The Commission on the Hope Mills Church reconvened at Hope 
Mills at 2:(X) P. M. and was opened with prayer. Mr. J. S. Ray met 
with the Commission. A number of available lots were inspected 
with view to selection of a building site. Mr. Ray was questioned 
as to the sites which might be agreed upon. It appeared that no 
site would be agreeable to the majority of the church unless it were 
on the west side of the railroad. 

The Commission went into executive session. The following 
action was taken in regard to the location of a church at Hope 
Mills : 



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"We recommend to the congregation of the Hope Mills Church, 

1. That the Hope Mills Church be instructed not to rebuild on 
the old site. 

2. That a meeting of the Hope Mills congregation be called in 
the near future to select a site for the new building, and 
report to the Commission for its approval. 

3. That the Moderator of Presbytery be requested to appoint 
a minister to preach a sermon and to moderate the congre- 
gational meeting. 

The minutes of the Commission were approved. The Commission 
adjourned with prayer to meet at the call of the Chairman. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 
J. F. MENIUS, Clerk. 

Hope Mille, N. C, November 18, 1935. 
The Commission on the Hope Mills Church met in the Parish 
House at 2:00 P. M. and was opened with prayer. There were 
present Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman, Revs. G. W. Hanna, and 
J. F. Menius, Hon. C. G. Rose, and Dr. P. P. McCain. Also meeting 
with the Commission were Rev. D. L. Jones, Mr. G. F. Arnet, and 
four ladies from the church. The minutes of the former meetings 
of the Commission were read and approved. 

Rev. D. L. Jones stated that a meeting of the Session of the 
Hope Mills Church had not been held because two of the members 
of the Session declined to join with him in calling it. He further 
stated that no lot had been selected as desirable to the majority 
of the congregation. 

The Commission, after the reading and approval of its minutes, 
adjourned with prayer, to meet after the second Sunday of De- 
cember, provided the congregational meeting had been held, other- 
erwise at the call of the Chairman. 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman, 
J. F. MENIUS, Clerk. 



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The following is the report of Rev. S. H. Fulton who 
was appointed by Presbytery to preach at the Hope Mills 
Church and moderate a meeting of the congregation called 
to vote on a site for a new church building, which report 
was received as a matter of information. 
REPORT OF MR. FULTON 

After the preaching service on Sunday night, January 26, 1936, 
the congregation of the Hope Mills Presbyterian Church met for 
a congregational meeting. The Moderator of the meeting was Rev. 
S. H. Fulton, appointed by Presbytery to moderate the meeting. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by the Moderator. A 
quorum being present, the following call for the meeting was stated 
and found in order : "The congregation of the Hope Mills Presby- 
terian Church is called to meet after worship service on Sunday 
night, January 26, 1936, for the purpose of 1. Voting as to the loca- 
tion of the new church building, and 2. The appointment of a pulpit 
committee to secure a pastor." Mr. J. S. Ray was elected clerk. 

The first item of business was taken up — to vote on a site for 
the new church. The motion was made and seconded that the new 
church be located on the old site. The vote was unanimous in favor 
of the motion. 

The second item of business was considered — to appoint a com- 
mittee to secure a pastor. Mr. E. L. McDonald was appointed and 
Mr. J. S. Ray was appointed to serve with him if it was necessary 
after conferring with the committees from the other churches in the 
group. 

There being no further business, motion for adjournment was 
made and carried, and the meeting adjourned with prayer by the 
Moderator. 

S. H. FULTON, Moderator. 

Since the Hope Mills Church has not complied with the 
instructions of the Commission appointed by Presbytery, 
the following resolution was adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

The Hope Mills Presbyterian Church is hereby cited to appear 
before Fayetteville Presbytery in session at Laurel Hill Church, 
Laurinburg, N. C, R. F. D., on April 21, 1936 at 4:00 d'clock P. M., 
and show cause why said church should not be dissolved by Fay- 
etteville Presbytery. 

Rev. W. M. Fairley was appointed as an additional mem- 
ber of the Commission on the Hope Mills Church. The 
resignation of Rev. G. W. Hanna as a member of the Com- 
mission on the Hope Mills Church was accepted and Rev. 
A. W. Dick was appointed in his place. 

The Minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbyterv adjourned with prayer. 

McKAY McKINNON, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-SIXTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Laurinburg, N. C, R.F.D., April 21, 1936. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Forty-sixth Stated Meeting at 11:00 A. M., in the Laurel 
Hill Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, N. C., R.F.D., and 
was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. McKay McKin- 
non, and was opened by singing a hymn and prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled, or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, W. C. Buchanan, C G. 
'Vardell, L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, L. A. McLaurin, 
G. E. Moorehouse, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J, F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, 
R. G. Matheson, J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. 
Carswell, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, L. G. 
Calhoun, Dixon McDonald, J. M. Lemmon, H. W. Koelling, W. S. 
Golden, C. A. Lawrence, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. 
Snipes, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedinger, A. W. Dick, James Appleby, 
R. L. Alexander-, J, W. Crinkley, A. J. McKelway, M. P. Calhoun, 
W. A. Brown, J. T. Echols, J. S. Gray, and D. D. McBryde.— 41. 

Ruling Elders: C J. McCallum, Ashpole ; W. C Dowd, Ben- 
salem; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; J. H. Suttenfield, Bethesda; G. C 
Taylor, Bluff; J. C. Byrd, Bunnlevel; L. B. McKeithan, Cameron; 
Dan McArthur, Centre ; L. E. Gibson, Church in the Pines ; D. M. 
Fairley, Church of the Covenant ; D. S. Blue, Culdee ; J. W. Purdie, 
Dunn ; J. W. Monroe, Eagle Springs ; Colin Black, Ephesus ; J. P. 
Wiggins, Fairmont; J. T. Poag, 1st day, L. C. Hubbard, 2nd day, 
Fayetteville First; D. A, Gillis, Galatia ; L. M. Blue, Gibson; D. L. 
Smith, Gilmore Memorial; H. M. Pinkston, Highland; W. W. Bishop, 
Hope Mills; W. A. McCormick, Zona; V. Currie, Jackson Springs; 
W. C Smith, Lakeview ; E. F. Murray, Laurinburg; B. B. Holder, 
Leaflet; H. T. Atkins, Lillington ; Lacy John, Lumber Bridge; J. D. 
Stewart, Lumberton ; J. Bruce Cameron, Manly; J. B, McCallum, 
Maxton; W, C R. Williams, McMillan; J. A. Graham, McPherson; 
N. J. McRimmon, Midway; Neill McKay, Montpelier ; Neill Rosser, 
Mt. Pisgah; H. F. Waters, Mt. Tabor; J. C Webber, Olivia; Hugh 
Monroe, Pembroke; G. Cameron, Pinehurst ; McLean Campbell, 
Raeford; J. A. McRae, Red Springs; J. M. Mclver, Rex; G. K. 
McNeill, Rowland; C. M. McColl, Smyrna; R. S, DuRant, Southern 
Pines; A. L. Monroe, Spies; W. A. McKay, St. Pauls; J. S. Mc- 
Lauchlin, Union; W. D. Smith, Vass ; J. H. Poole, West End; and 
L. Z. Collier, Westminster. — 53. 

Five ministers were absent and forty-three churches were not 
represented. 

Visiting Brethren: During the sessions of Presbytery the fol- 
lowing were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren : Rev. Edwin Coates, Pee Dee Presbytery ; Rev. C. I. Cal- 
cote, East Mississippi Presbytery; Rev. J. S. Gray, Kanawha Pres- 



194 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



bytery; Rev. E. T. Thompson, D.D., East Hanover Presbytery; 
Rev. Marcus A. Brownson, Philadelphia Presbytery; Rev. P. Gary 
Adams, Wilmington Presbytery. 

Rev. W. C. Buchanan was elected Moderator, and Rev. 
J. F. Menius Temporary Clerk. 

The Program Committee submitted a written report 
outlining the program for this meeting which was approved. 

Rev. James Appleby preached the opening sermon at 
the request of the retiring moderator, Mr. McKay McKin- 
non, using as his text Deut. 33 '27 . 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened and the Communion of the 
Lord's Supper was observed conducted by the Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick and Rev. L. G. Calhoun. 

The following Memorial of Rev. D. M. Clark was read 
by Dr. A. R. McQueen and was adopted by a rising vote : 

MEMORIAL OF REV. D. M. CLARK 

"There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the 
spirit ; neither hath he power in the day of death ; and there is no 
discharge in that war," and the "one event that happeneth to them 
all" came to Rev. D. M. Clark at his home at Linden, N. C, March 
18, 1936, and he went out to receive the "Well done" from the Captain 
of his salvation. 

David Myers Clark was born at Jefferson, S. C, March 8, 1881. 
He was graduated from Presbyterian College, CHnton, S. C, in 1907, 
and from Columbia Seminary in 1910. On June 1, 1910, he married 
Miss Salli'e Lee Harrison, who with two sons and two daughters 
survive him. 

For one year he supplied Mt. Zion Church, St. Charles, S. C. He 
was pastor of Olanta and Bethel Churches for eight years, when 
he became pastor of Andrews Church for six years. His next field 
was Estill and Allendale Churches where he remained for two years. 
Nine years ago he became pastor of Sardis, Westminster, Bunn- 
level and Palestine Churches, of this Presbytery, and which he 
served until his death. 

Brother Clark was a conservative and faithful preacher of the 
gospel, teaching always that men should "observe all things what- 
soever Christ had said unto them," which resulted in the bringing 
into the Saviour's Kingdom the lost, and in building up the Lord's 
people in the faith. As a pastor he had few equals. His visitations 
of the sick and those in distress was constant and effective. In 
this place of his work, he knew no denominational lines. His one 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 195 



aim was to serve men in the name of Christ, and the devotion of 
his people to him throughout the five months of illness was beautiful. 

He walked in the way in which he had taught others to walk 
during his ministry, the way which leads to eternal life. His remains 
were laid to rest at Longtown, S. C, to await the Lord's call. 

The Stated Clerk read the names of the Ruling" Elders 
who have died since last Spring Meeting of Presbytery, 
and it was ordered that these names be inscribed on a 
Memorial Page of the Minutes. Presbytery engaged in a 
prayer of thanksgiving for these consecrated lives and 
God's blessing on their families. 

Rev. L. L. Little informed the Presbytery of his desire 
and plans to return to active work in China at an early 
date. Presbytery engaged in prayer for God's blessings on 
his plans. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :(X) P. M. 

FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 P. M., and engaged in 
worship led by Rev. E. L. Barber. 

The unprinted minutes were read and received as in- 
formation, i 

The following Standing Committees were appointed by 
the Moderator: 

Bills and Overtures: Ruling Elder McKay McKinnon, Chairman ; 
Rev. F. M. Bain, and Rev. J. M. Lemmon. 

Calls and Supplies: Rev. Neill Mclnnis, Chairman; Rev. W. A. 
Brown and Mr. J. P. Wiggins. 

Nominations: Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman ; Rev. James Apple- 
by and Mr. Dan McArthur. 

Resolutions: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman ; Messrs. J. C. Byrd 
and L. M. Blue. 

Sessional Records: Rev. A, J. McKelw^ay, Chairman; Revs. 
R. G. Matheson, A. D. Carswell, J. W. Crinkley, R. L. Alexander, 
G. W. Hanna, and Messrs. N. J. McRimmon, J. F. Poag, J. W. Purdie, 
G. K. McNeill, J. B. McCallum, and W. A. McKay. 

The Stated Clerk made report on vacancies which re- 
port was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

Rev. G. W. Hanna offered his resignation as pastor of 
Antioch Church and requested that the pastoral relation- 



196 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



ship be dissolved. The Church was heard from through its 
representative, reluctantly concurring with Mr. Hanna in 
this request. The request was granted and the pastoral 
relations dissolved. Mr. Hanna was also granted permis- 
sion to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery until the 
next Spring Meeting of Presbytery. The Stated Clerk was 
authorized to grant Mr. Hanna a letter of transfer at his 
request. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were received and dis- 
posed of as indicated: 

(a) From the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, regarding 
the Diamond Jubilee Tax and Overtures to the Assembly. Re- 
ceived as information. 

(b) A call from the Southern Pines Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. E. L, Barber, and calls from the Union, Lakeview, 
Vass, and Manly Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. C. I. 
Calcote. Referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

(c) A request for permission to change the terms of the call 
for pastoral services from the Bethesda and Maxton Churches. 
Referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

(d) From the Trustees of the Presbytery, stating that the in- 
struction of Presbytery to transfer the title to a lot owned by the 
Presbytery in McDonald, N. C, to the Trustees of lona Church, 
had been fulfilled. This report w^as approved. 

(e) From Candidate Barney E. MacLean asking for a letter 
of transfer to the Presbytery of Fort Worth. The request was 
granted. 

(d) From Dr. Walter L. Lingle, regarding Davidson College. 
Referred to the Committee on Educational Institutions. 

Rev. G. W. Hanna oiYered his resignation as Chairman 
of the Committee on Temperance. The resignation was 
accepted and the vacancy referred to the Committee on 
Nominations. 

Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman of a special com- 
mittee to prepare a map of the Presbytery, reported this 
work completed. Presbytery expressed its appreciation 
of the services of those who had done this work, discharged 
the Committee and ordered that each minister and church 
of the Presbytery be presented with a copy of the Map of 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence was granted permission to labor 



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outside the bounds of the Presbytery until the Fall Meeting 
of Presbytery. 

The Treasurer of the Presbytery made the following* 
report which was approved and the recommendations 
adopted : 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

Annual report of L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer of Fayetteville 
Presbytery, for year 1935-1936. 

I. PRESBYTERY'S HOME MISSIONS 

Receipts : 

From Churches $2,555.54 

Woman's AuxiHary 519.70 

Presbyterial Offering 48.00 

Sunday Schools . 11.75 

Y. P. Societies 4.50 

Balance from last year 660.46 $3,799.95 

Disbursements : 

Dixon McDonald $ 900.00 

D. M. Clark 503.00 

W. J. Huneycutt 300.00 

E. B. Carr 267.00 

J. W. Crinkley 138.00 

J. T. Echols 225.00 

E. Alexander 40.00 

W. E. Snipes 35.00 

L. A. McLaurin, Treasurer 200.00 

$2,608.00 
Balance on hand $1,191.95 $3,799.95 

II. PRESBYTERY'S TAX 
Receipts: 

From Churches $1,559.75 

Balance from last year 1,036.22 $2,595.97 

Disbursements: 

Assembly's Assessment $ 714.90 

Synod's Assessment 241.64 

Printing Minutes 121.00 

Report Blanks 20.42 

Salary of Stated Clerk 200.00 

Stated Clerk's Office Expense 50.80 

Permanent Clerk 20.00 

Expenses of Visiting Speakers 20.00 

Stewardship Committee 7.65 

Treasurer's Office Expense 6.33 

$1,402.74 
Balance on hand $1,193.23 $2,595.97 



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III. DIAMOND JUBILEE FUND 

Receipts: 
From Churches - $ 36.08 

Disbursements: 

Printing and Postage $ 1.80 

Balance $ 34.28 $ 36.08 

IV. MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING AND LOAN FUND 
Receipts: 
Balance from last year $ 127.50 

Disbursements : 

Donation to Gilmore Memorial Church $ 50.00 

Donation to Spies Church 25.00 

Donation to Cedar Rock Church 35.00 

$ 110.00 
Balance on hand $ 17.50 $ 127.50 



V. PERMANENT BUILDING AND LOAN FUND 

Receipts: 

Payment of Note and Interest by Erwin Church__$ 647.50 

Interest on Savings Account 12.00 

Interest on Loan by Jackson Springs Church 20.00 

Balance from last year $ 7Q6.72> $1,386.23 



Disbursements: 

Deposit on Savings Account $ 800.00 

Balance on hand $ 586.23 $1,386.23 



Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. McLAURIN, Treasurer. 

We have examined the books, vouchers and annual report of 
the Treasurer and find them correct for the year. 

W. N. ALFORD, 
D. J. PLEASANTS, 
GEO. K. McNEILL, 

Auditing Committee. 

Recommendations : 

1. That $17.50 be donated to Wildwood Church from the Miscellan- 
eous Building and Loan Fund. 



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2. That all churches in arrears for Presbytery's Tax be excused 
for assessments previous to April 1, 1934. 
Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. McLAURIN. Treasurer. 

The Presbyterial Sermon was preached by Rev. ^I. P. 
Calhoun on the text Matt. 6:33, on the subject, "The King- 
dom of God." 

The time having- arrived to hear the answer of the Hope 
Mills Church to the citation of Presbytery, this matter 
was taken up. The minutes of the Commission on the Hope 
Mills Church were read by the Stated Clerk. Mr. W. W. 
Bishop, a Ruling Elder of the Hope Mills Church, spoke 
in behalf of the Church. The following resolution Avas 
adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

That the Commission appointed on the Hope Mills Church be 
discharged and that a new Commission of seven — four ministers 
and three ruling elders — be appointed with full powers to act in 
handling the trouble in the Hope Mills Church. Presbytery urges 
the fulfilment of their Commission as speedily as possible. 

The following were appointed on this Commission : Rev, E. L. 
Barber, Chairman; Revs. C. M. Gibbs, L. A. McLaurin. R. G. 
Matheson, and Ruling Elders McKay McKinnon. Maxton : J. H. 
Suttenfield, Bethesda; E. F. Murray, Laurinburg. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 P. M. 

FIRST DAY — NIGHT SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 P. M., and engaged in 
divine worship. 

The Special Committee on the Diamond Jubilee Cele- 
bration made a partial report in connection with which 
Presbytery heard Rev. E. T. Thompson, D.D., in a most in- 
spiring lecture on the subject, "Southern Presbyterians — 
Their Past." The Chairman of the Committee presented a 
questionnaire on the "Appraisal of the Minister," to which 
the ministers of the Presbytery gave answer. The report 
of the Committee went over as unfinished business to be 
taken up as a special order tomorrow. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow 
morning at 8 :45 o'clock. 



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SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION 

Presbytery met according to adjournment and was led 
in devotional exercises by Rev. James Appleby. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions v^ere read and 
approved. 

Rev. J. S. Gray presented a letter of transfer from Kan- 
av^ha Presbytery to this Presbytery. After examination on 
the subjects required by the Book of Church Order, v^hich 
was sustained as satisfactory, and after signing the obliga- 
tions required by the Presbytery of its ministers, he was 
enrolled as a member of this Presbytery. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief presented Candidates D. F. Blue, Jr., and D. D. Mac- 
Bryde for licensure. Presbytery examined them on their 
Knowledge of Theology, Church Government and the Sac- 
raments, and the English Bible. Statements from the 
Presidents of the Seminaries were accepted in lieu of the 
examination on the original languages of the Scriptures and 
Church History. Each candidate presented an English 
Thesis, an Exegesis, and a Popular Lecture, which were 
accepted as satisfactory. Mr. Blue preached a sermon on 
the text, Matt. 5:6, and Mr. MacBryde on Gal. 6:14. These 
sermons were accepted as a satisfactory part of the exam- 
ination. The examination as a whole was sustained as sat- 
isfactory. Presbytery proceeded in the manner prescribed 
in the Book of Church Order to license Mr. Blue to preach 
the gospel as a probationer; and Mr. MacBryde was 
licensed and ordained as an evangelist, and having signed 
the obligations required of its minister by the Presbytery, 
was enrolled as a member of the Presbytery. Mr. Mac- 
Bryde was granted permission to labor outside the bounds 
of the Presbytery for one year. 

Presbytery heard Rev. E. T. Thompson, D.D., the visit- 
ing speaker for this meeting of Presbytery, in an address 
on "The Present and Future of the Southern Presbyterian 
Church." The report of the Special Committee on the Dia- 
mond Jubilee Celebration was resumed with an appraisal 
of the Presbytery. The report as adopted is as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DIAMOND JUBILEE 
CELEBRATION 

The Committee on the Diamond Jubilee Celebration begs to sub- 
mit the following report: 

Your chairman has made a careful study of the work before 



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this Committee and expects to complete the organization of the 
Committee at this meeting of Presbytery. 

We find a complete Jubilee Schedule set forth in the Manual 
on Diamond Jubilee Year. 

A preliminary report on the Covenant for Bible Reading, Prayer, 
Family Altar and Tithing is recorded here : Of the 28 ministers 
in the Presbytery written to for a report, 16 have reported with the 
total results as follows: Covenant for Bible Reading, 879; Cove- 
nant for Prayer, 635; Covenant for Family Altar, 192; Covenant for 
Tithing, 202. Of the 16 reporting, two had not presented the matter 
to their churches and two more could give no tabulated report. 

Recommendations : 

1. That every minister in the Presbytery be urged to make 
a careful study of the Diamond Jubilee Manual and to co- 
operate in faithfully presenting each phase of the program to their 
churches which they serve. 

2. That the following members of Presbytery's Committee be 
named on several sub-committees, the first named in each case 
as chairman : 

Stewardship — Rev. Eugene Alexander, Mr. McKay McKinnon. 

Bible Study and Prayer — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Mr. McQueen 
Bailey snd Mr. J. M. Shaw. 

Evangelism — Rev. E. L. Barber, Mr. C. G. Rose, and Mr. Lin- 
wood McCallum. 

Evaluation and Advance — Rev. S. H. Fulton and Mr. Mac 
Cameron. 

Special attention is called to the next three items on the Jubilee 
Schedule : 

May 10th. Preliminary report to congregations by local church 
committees on Evaluation and Advancement. 

May 17th. Church Wide Day of Humiliation and Prayer. 

May 21st. Anniversary Meeting of the General Assembly. 

It is with gratitude that your Committee welcomes Rev. E. T. 
Thompson to our Presbytery for two special addresses on Our 
Diamond Jubilee Program. After his address tonight the appraisal 
of the minister will be considered followed by the appraisal of 
Presbytery tomorrow morning at its regular place on the docket. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. DICK, Chairman. 



Presbytery took recess until 1 :45 P. M. 



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SECOND DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :45 P. M., and engaged in 
worship. 

The Commission to install Rev. W. J. Huneycutt as pas- 
tor of the Church in the Pines made the following report 
which was received and incorporated in the minutes of 
Presbytery : 

REPORT OF COMMISSION 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery to install Rev. W. 
J. Huneycutt as pastor of the Church in the Pines met at the 
Church in the Pines on Sunday night, March 8, 1936. The Com- 
mission was constituted by prayer, led by Mr. Mac Cameron. 
The following members of the Commission were present : Rev. 
James Appleby, Chairman ; Rev. S. H. Fulton, and Rev. E. L. Barber, 
alternate to Rev. G. W. Hanna who was absent; and Ruling Elder 
Mac Cameron, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, alternate for Ruling 
Elder E. F. Murray who was absent.- The Commission engaged 
in public worship with the congregation at which time a sermon 
was preached by Rev. James Appleby from the text. Col. 1 :18. 
After worship, Rev. W. J. Huneycutt was duly installed according 
to the Book of Church Order, Rev. S. H. Fulton asking the consti- 
tutional questions to pastor and people and pronouncing the estab- 
lishment of the new relationship. Mr. Mac Cameron charged the 
pastor and Rev. E. L. Barber charged the people. The service was 
concluded with the benediction by Rev. W. J. Huneycutt. 

JAMES APPLEBLY, Chairman, 
S. H. FULTON, Clerk. 

The Commission to organize a church at Southern 
Pines made the following report which was received and 
incorporated in the minutes of Presbytery and the church 
enrolled : 

REPORT OF COMMISSION 

The Commission of Fayetteville Presbytery appointed to or- 
ganize a church at Southern Pines met in the Civic Building at 
Southern Pines, N. C, March 15, 1936, with all the members of 
the Commission present, was called to order by the Chairman, 
and constituted with prayer. 

After a sermon by Rev. A. R. McQueen, the Church was or- 
ganized in accordance with the provisions of the Book of Church 
Order. Three RuHng Elders, Messrs. R. S. DuRant, W. E. Blue, 
and T. E. Walker were elected. Messrs. DuRant and Walker were 
ordained and the three were then installed, Mr. Blue having been 
previously ordained an Elder in the Church at Jackson Springs, 
N. C. Messrs. Haynes Britt, Roy Newton, and David McCallum 
were elected, ordained and installed as Deacons. 



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A charge to the officers was delivered by Rev. A. W. Dick, 
and Ruling Elder . McKay McKinnon delivered a charge to the 
congregation. The Presbyterial Tax v^as fixed at $10.00 per year. 

The following persons were enrolled as charter members of 
the Church, perhaps the largest number of people ever to be 
organized into a church in the history of the Southern Church : 
W. E. Blue, W. H. Goldsmith, David McCallum, Mrs. M. David Mc- 
Callum, Mrs. Catherine McQueen Shaw, Mrs. Alice McNeil, W. H. 
Neil, D. R. McNeil, Perry M. Starnes, C. A. Maze, Mrs. Nina M. 
Monroe, D. Clifton Cameron, Angus Cameron, Herbert Cameron, 
Carlyle Cameron, Eugene Cameron, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis, Mrs. 
F. E. Walker, Anna Walker, Eleanor Grover, Sara DuRant, Dick 
DuRant, Bobby DuRant, Mary Alice Maples, J. Ellis Maples, George 
Watson, Mrs. Harold McNeil, D. E. Bailey, Theodosia Reed Bailey, 
R. S. DuRant, Mrs. R. S. DuRant, C. H. Ross, Mrs. C. H. Ross, 
James Ross, Walter E. Blue, Jr., Louise Blue, W. E. Blue, Nellie L 
Simons, Mrs. Haynes Britt, Haynes Britt, Ethel Blue Britt, Sara 
C. McLeod, Roy R. Newton, Sr., Mrs. Roy R. Newton, Mrs. Arthur 
WVcliff MacNeill, Don C. Jensen, Lessie McNeil, Mrs. Don C. Jensen, 
Mrs. C. E. Newton, J. A. Ferguson, J. H. Cashion, Mrs. J. W. Atkin- 
son, Mrs. L. E. Grover, Mrs. W. S. Harrington, John R. Mc- 
Crimmon, Mrs. John R. McCrimmon, Carlos Bailey, Charlton Ross, 
Jr., Douglas Bailey, Robert Bailey, Mrs. Lucy A. Maples, Miss 
Edythe Maples, Ernestine Bailey, Joyce Bailey, Edna Shaw, Mrs. 
Eugenia Moger, Arthur W. McNeill, Mrs. Annie Kelly, Mrs. Lillian 
H. Simpson, C. V. McMillan, Thomas Clifton Cameron, N. E. Gilli- 
land, Mrs. N. E. Gilliland, Leone Currie, Mrs. J. H. Cashion, Mrs. 
Jean C. Edson, Reed Bailey, C. E. Newton, Edward Newton, W. H. 
McNeill, Margaret Kelly, Mrs. Jessie Mae Dwight, Mrs. Mary B. 
Cameron, Dr. W. G. McLeod, Dr. Vida Canaday McLeod (Mrs. 
W. G.), Thomas K. Atkinson, Mrs. J. A. Ferguson, Katherine Fer- 
guson, Doris Ferguson, Anna Walker. — 90. 

The Commission was closed with prayer. 

A. R. McQueen, chairman, 
H. G. BEDINGER, Clerk. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY'S WORK 

The Permanent Committee on Assembly's Work made 
reports, which were received as information and the fol- 
lowing recommendations adopted : 

L Foreign Missions 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions recommends : 

1. That in keeping with the strong missionary tone of our first 
General Assembly, we make the Jubilee Year a year of special 
missionary preaching. 

2. That during the Foreign Mission month of May, every pastor 
be urged to preach a sermon on Foreign Missions using as his 
basis the missionary declaration of our First Assembly. 



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3. That all the Churches in the Presbytery be asked to increase 
by 25 per cent their contributions to Foreign Missions during the 
current year in accordance with the recommendation of the General 
Assembly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. P. CALHOUN, Chairman. 

II. Assembly's Home Missions 

Your Committee on Assembly's Home Missions recommends : 

1. That our entire membership be called to a larger recogni- 
tion of the primary place of Home Missions in the growth of the 
Church and the welfare of the Nation. 

2. That our entire membership be called to a recognition of 
the necessity of providing an adequate support for our home 
missionaries. 

3. That the period, October 11 to November 15, be set apart 
for a united Home and Foreign Mission Study. 

4. That each church secure a copy of the Annual Report of 
the Assembly's Home Mission Committee to be used in connection 
with this joint mission study. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 

III. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends : 

1. That Candidate James Thomas Ellis, Jr., at his own request, 
be dropped from the list of Candidates, owing to his inability 
to return to college and complete his education for the ministry. 

2. That the applications for ministerial relief of the following 
persons be endorsed by the Presbytery for the amounts indicated: 
Rev. H. M. Dixon, $408.00; Mrs. Nettie Goodman, $180.00; Mrs. Ada 
C Henderlite, $180.00; Mrs. Flora McLauchlin, $100.00 (reduced 
from $132.00); Mrs. Lucy Currie McLeod, $216.00; Mrs. Cornelia 
F. Steele, $180.00; and that the following new applications be en- 
dorsed: Rev. L N. Clegg, due to physical disability, $360.00; Mrs. 
D. M. Clark, due to death of her husband, the late Rev. D. M. Clark, 
$180.00. That the name of Mrs. Helen Camp Matthews, who has 
been on the list for a part of the past year, but who reported early 
in the year that she had employment sufficient to support her and 
was therefore discontinued by the Assembly's Committee, be 
further discontinued, and she be commended for thus helping the 
Committee to help others more needy. 

3. That Presbytery overture the General Assembly to set aside 
the year 1937 as the time to finish raising the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund. 



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4. That Presbytery appoint a well qualified and representative 
committee to promote the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 

IV. Assembly's Educational Institutions 

Your Committee on Assembly's Educational Institutions recom- 
mends : 

1. That each church in the Presbytery endeavor to have the 
work of the Assembly's Training School presented, and an offering 
made, this to be in addition to its benevolent percentage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The Executive Committees of Presbytery made the 
following reports, which were adopted : 

REPORTS OF PRESBYTERY'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
I. Report of the Home Missions Committee 

Of the Home Mission fields of the Presbytery, all but two are 
vacant. Rev. W. J. Huneycutt moved from the Fayetteville group to 
the Church in the Pines the first of the year. Rev. D. M. Clark, of 
the Sardis group, passed to his reward March 18. Rev. E. B. Carr, of 
Barbecue group, has moved to his home near Wallace, N. C. Your 
Committee will place men in these fields as early as possible. The 
Rev. C. I. Calcote has accepted the work in the Union-Vass group. 

The churches on Rev. Dixon McDonald's field have made a 
most commendable effort to increase the amount of their contribu- 
tions this year, and will probably give about $500.00 as compared 
to a very small amount last year. There were three additions to 
the churches of this group on profession of faith during the last 
six months, and three by letter. All these churches made the Every 
Member Canvass. All the churches on Rev. J. W. Crinkley's field 
paid their apportionments in full for the last year. Rev. J. T. Echols 
began work in the Benson-Four Oaks group the first of the calendar 
year, and is making satisfactory progress. He has made the Every 
Member Canvass on this field. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Rev. W. A. Brown serve Cypress Church till the Fall 
meeting of Presbytery at a salary of $25.00 per month. 

2. That the Rev. James S. Gray be permitted to serve the Fair- 
mont Church for one year at a salary of $520.00 per year. 

3. That Rev. F. M. Bain serve the Rex and Lumber Bridge 
Churches for one year on terms agreeable to the churches and him- 
self. 



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4. That Rev. W. M. Fairley be requested to preach once a 
month at Naomi Church for one year. 

5. That Rev. E. B. Carr be permitted to labor outside the 
bounds of the Presbytery for one year. 

6. That $400.00 be loaned to the Raven Rock Church on good 
security. 

7. That the Home Missions Committee be permitted to employ 
a woman worker for two months, at least, to assist Mr. McDonald 
with the younger classes of the Sunday School work in his field. 

8. That the Synod's Committee be asked to give the same 
amount to workers in the mission fields of this Presbytery as last 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
. A. R. McQueen, chairman. 

II. Stewardship 

A verbal report of this Committee was received as information, 
and the following recommendation adopted : 

Your Committee on Stewardship recommends that the Presby- 
terial Tax of the Vass Church be reduced from $15 to $10 per year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

III. Report of Committee of Religious Education 

In many respects, your Committee on Religious Education feels 
that this past year has been most encouraging. We have seen many 
evidences of an awakening of interest in the cause of Religious Edu- 
cation in Fayetteville Presbytery on the part of many of our min- 
isters, officers, teachers and leaders. For this we are grateful. The 
lack of any funds whatsoever, urgently needed, with which to ade- 
quately carry on our work rendered it very difficult. However, the 
fine spirit of co-operation of every group in the Presbytery largely 
offset that very real handicap. 

One of our real accompHshments for the year was a series of 
four Conferences in the form of Forums on Religious Education, 
held in Pinehurst, Lillington, Maxton and Raeford, in which we 
undertook to lay before Presbytery the whole task of Religious 
Education. These conferences were held in January during ex- 
tremely cold weather. Yet we were able to reach between four 
and five hundred people who were interested in this increasingly 
important work. Our Synodical Director, Rev. J. O. Mann, and 
Dr. J. M. Walker of Steele Creek Church, worked with our Com- 
mittee in a splendid way to make these conferences worth while. 
We have been gratified with the enthusiastic response from all 
sections of the Presbytery to these Forums. 

Another encouragement we have received is the increasing 
numbers of our churches now beginning to make regular contri- 
butions to this Cause in the Synod. As we enter into this year, we 



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trust that every Church in the Presbytery will have this work in 
their budget and see to it that these gifts come regularly. 

In view of the fact that our Committee has been reorganized 
according to the Plan of our Committee in Richmond and adopted 
by General Assembly, Synod and Presbytery, we are asking our 
Sub-Committee Chairmen to present their own reports with their 
recommendations. 

We submit here some general recommendations for the prayerful 
consideration of Presbytery and its adoption. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman. 

Recommendations : 

1. That every church in the Presbytery scrutinize carefully 
its benevolent budget for the current year to make sure that the 
Cause of Religious Education and Publication and the Cause of 
Religious Education in the Synod have been included for their full 
percentage. 

3. That every church observe Rally Day, Sunday, October 4, 
1936, with an appropriate program, and a generous Rally Day 
offering be encouraged. 

4. That in connection with Rally Day each congregation, that 
has not already done so, undertake a religious survey of its own 
community, the results of which shall be presented to the congre- 
gation as a basis for immediate evangelistic and organizational ac- 
tivities this Fall. 

A. Adult Division: 

Pursuant to the orders of Spring Meeting of Presbytery of 
1935 a Conference on Men's Work was held last fall, November 12, 
at the Presbyterian Church in Maxton. 115 registered delegates were 
reported representing 30 churches of our Presbytery. This was a 
marked increase in attendance and especially in churches represented 
last year. Dr. F. Crossley Morgan gave a splendid address on The 
English Bible. 

Enthusiastic and helpful discussion groups were held for Elders 
and Deacons and your committee is much encouraged in the interest 
being taken by our ministers and officers concerning the program of 
adult education in the churches. 

Recommendations : 

1. That each minister be urged to secure a copy of "Adult 
Education in the Church," (Sherrill and Purcell) and to study this 
in connection with the Church's program for adult education. 

2. That the attention of the Ministers and Officers be called 
to the course of study prepared by Dr. E. B. Paisley, "Ruling 
Elder and Deacon : Their Office and Work," and that this course 
be taught in each church during the coming year. 



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3. That the Presbytery order a Men's Conference to be held 
next Fall upon invitation from a church in the Presbytery, the time 
to be determined by the host church. 

4. That your chairman of Men's Work be allowed a maximum 
of $25 expense in securing a speaker for the Fall program. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. DICK, Chairman. 

B. Young People's Division: 

Reports from the Churches of the Presbytery of the Young 
Peoples' Work in the Churches are very incomplete. Out of the 
85 Churches reporting, 50 of them make no report of the Young 
Peoples' Work. We would urge upon all Churches to study the 
part of reports dealing with the Young Peoples' work and to fur- 
nish the information asked for. According to the reports of this 
year: there are 15 organizations as a part of the Sunday School; 
36 organizations as a separate organization, 36 organizations use 
the Young People of the Church program and plan; 4 use the 
Christian Endeavor plan and program. There are 3 organizations 
for Juniors reported. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Young Peoples' Groups adopt the Vacation Church 
School Fund as their special Young Peoples' religious education 
objective for Jubilee Year, it being understood that this is their 
part of the Church's regular Religious Education Budget. 

2. That two Conferences be held at Flora Macdonald College : 
The Intermediate Conference, June 11-17, ages 12, 13, 14; the Senior 
Young Peoples' Conference, June 17-24, ages 15 and up. 

3. That pastors be urged to give their sincere co-operation 
to the Conference work, selecting with care the young people who 
attend and offering any suggestions for the good of the Conferences. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

C. Children's Division: 

In view of the splendid opportunity afforded us in the Vacation 
Church School for teaching the children of our Church and com- 
munity, your Committee on the Children's division recommends : 

Recommendations: 

1. That every Church in the Presbytery conduct a Vacation 
Church School of two weeks duration during the vacation period. 

2. That in preparation for the Church Schools the Committee 
on Religious Education arrange to conduct four forums on the set- 
ting up of a Church School, these forums to be held during the 
month of May at the following places : Lillington, Pinehurst, Rae- 
ford, and Maxton. 

3. That pastors and sessions give earnest consideration to using 
the morning church service on Sunday, October 4, 1936, as an ap- 



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propriate occasion : (a) For impressing upon their congregations the 
magnitude and solemnity of the Church's spiritual obligation to its 
children and (b) for challenging parents to do their full share of 
religious teaching in their own homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. P. CALHOUN, Chairman. 

D. Leadership Training: 

This department of our Religious Education work was repre- 
sented in each of the conferences that were held during the month 
of January. Your chairman has assisted, or is to assist, in Leader- 
ship Training Schools in our Presbytery. He has ordered litera- 
ture to be sent to our various churches. 

Recommendations : 

1. That each pastor consider himself directly responsible for 
the improvement of teaching in his Church Schools. 

2. That each pastor teach at least one class each year in his 
congregations in some of the Bible units. 

3. That the "First Series" Courses of Standard Leadership 
Curriculum be used in every church in so far as possible. 

4. That Pastors, Superintendents and Teachers study the Sun- 
day School literature prepared especially for use in our own Pres- 
byterian Churches and Sunday Schools, with a view to its full 
adoption, by every church in our Assembly; and that our Sunday 
Schools be cautioned against the indiscriminate use of unauthorized 
lesson materials published for use in other denominations or dis- 
tributed by purely secular business agencies. 

5. That Presbytery's Committee on Religious Education be au- 
thorized to lay plans for a "Laboratory School" for workers with 
children at some central point or points within the Presbytery this 
Fall with a view to facing more seriously with these teachers the 
tremendous responsibility of our Church for affording our children 
the best religious instruction available from the best teachers our 
Church can prepare. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES APPLEBY, Chairman. 

E. Religious Education in Public Schools: 
Recommendations : 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery realize the responsibility and 
opportunity before it for bringing to the mass of school children 
basic religious instruction. 

2. That the Committee on Religious Education be authorized 
to enlarge this Sub-Committee so that each County within the 
bounds of the Presbytery shall be represented. 

3. That Fayetteville Presbytery overture the Synod of North 



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Carolina to appoint a Synod's Committee on Religious Education 
in the Public Schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. McKELWAY, Chairman. 

IV. Report of the Committee on Woman's Work 

Your committee on Woman's Work submits the following 
report : 

During the past year the Auxiliaries of the Presbytery have 
made a splendid showing as to the work done and the contributions 
raised. Of the 47 work objectives there have been gains in 26 in- 
stances, and losses reported in only 10. In the contributions raised 
there has been an increase of $1,574, a gain of $1.00 per member. 
For every benevolent cause of the church there has been an increase 
over last year, with the exception of the amounts contributed to 
Assembly's Home Missions and Presbytery's Home Missions. 

The financial report is as follows : 

TO DENOMINATIONAL BENEVOLENCES 

Foreign Missions $ 3,474 

(a) Birthday Gift— Golden Castle Col 972 

Assembly's Home Missions 1,838 

Christian Education and Ministerial Rehef 2,084 

Religious Education and Publication 253 

Ass. Training School for Lay Workers 114 

Bible Cause 103 

Synod's Home Missions 924 

Religious Education in Synod or Presbytery 250 

Homes 2,430 

Educational Institutions 2,218 

Presbytery's Home Missions 1,018 



Total, Denominational Benevolences $15,67$ 

Auxiliary Special Benevolences _ 919 



Total, All Benevolences $16,627 

TO LOCAL CHURCH WORK 
Current Expenses: 

(a) Local Auxiliary Current Expenses $ 1,430 

(b) Presbyterial and Synodical Contingent Fund 497 

(c) Local Church 1,060 

Building Expense 1,847 



Total, Local! Church Work $ 4,834 

Miscellaneous Contributions '. $ 1,924 



Total, All Benevolences $16,627 

Total, Local Church Work $ 4,834 

Miscellaneous Contributions $ 1,924 



GRAND TOTAL, ALL CONTRIBUTIONS __-. $23,385 

Total Increase, This Year $ 1,574 

Amount per capita $ 7 



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We have no recommendations to make, but simply ask Pastors 
and Sessions that they express their appreciation to the Women 
of the Church for the loyal, conscientious and sacrificial work which 
they have done during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. BLACK, Chairman. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SYNOD'S WORK 

The Permanent Committee on Synod's Work made re- 
ports which were disposed of as follows : the Report on 
Educational Institutions was adopted ; the Report on Or- 
phans' Home was received as information and the recom- 
mendations adopted ; the Report on Minutes of Synod was 
received as information. In connection with the Report 
on Educational Institutions, Rev. P. Gary Adams spoke in 
the interest of Presbyterian Junior College. 

I. Report on Educational Institutions 

Your Committee on Synod's Educational Institutions begs leave 
to report : 

1. Union Theological Seminary seems to have had a very 
successful year, with the professors and student body in good 
health and doing satisfactory work. They have enrolled this year 
25 seniors, 25 Middlers, 27 Juniors and 50 Special Students, making 
127 in all. Of this number, 20 are from North Carolina, three of 
whom are from our Presbytery, D. D. McBryde, Ben Lacy Rose, 
and John Murphy Smith. Dr. Lacy reports that more of the 
students than usual have been engaged for summer work. Many 
of the Seniors, however, have not secured work. 

We are sad at the announcement of the death of Rev. T. Cary 
Johnson, D.D., the last remaining member of the old faculty that 
moved from Hampden Sidney in 1898 to Richmond. 

The Treasurer, Mr. Miller, says that while the year has not 
yet closed he thinks that the institution will be able to pay all 
bills this year. 

2. The Presbyterian Junior College at Maxton, N. C, reports 
that they too have had a good year. 110 students have been en- 
rolled during the year, 96 of whom are at present on the campus. 
The boarding department has the largest number of students on 
record. They have discontinued receiving young ladies as students, 
which decreased the enrollment about 15. $2,022 has been paid on 
old indebtedness, extensive improvements have been made on the 
buildings and grounds, and much repair work done. 505 books 
have been added to the library. 

Mr. Adams has started a dairy and reports the gift of a reg- 
istered Guernsey bull, a Holstein cow, and a number of cows taken 
in as part payment from students. He has received in cash from 
the Synod, Presbyterial and individual gifts, $2,560. 



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The entire indebtedness of the College is about $35,000, most 
of which is carried in a generous and gracious way by two of the 
Trustees. It is impossible to run an institution like this and pay 
interest on debts with no income other than students' fees. We 
need to wipe out our indebtedness of about $35,000, run the enroll- 
ment up to 125 students and have $5,000 income other than students' 
fees. We now have about 100 students, $2,500 income from Synod 
and other sources, and a debt of about $35,000, largely carried 
by two good friends. 

It would be fine if this Presbytery in whose bounds P. J. C. 
is located could institute some measure to get the Synod to come 
to the aid of this, her only school. We need 125 boys, and could 
easily have them, if our ministers and elders would give us sympa- 
thetic co-operation. We need 100 individuals to give us $50.00 
a year as a sustaining fund until our debt is paid and some en- 
dowment provided for. P. J. C. is filling a great need in our educa- 
tional system and its future is as bright as we make it. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. FAIRLEY, Chairman. 

II. Report on Orphans' Home 
Recommendations : 

1. That all churches make a special effort to increase their 
contributions to the Orphanage at Thanksgiving. 

2. That pastors and Sunday School Superintendents keep the 
Cause of the Orphanage before the churches and Sunday Schools, 
and insist that regular monthly offerings be taken. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. - 

III. Report on Minutes of the Synod 

Your Committee would respectively call the attention of Pres- 
bytery to all matters and recommendations effecting the work of 
the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DIXON McDonald, chairman. 

The Permanent Committees on Presbytery's Work sub- 
mitted the following reports which were adopted : 

REPORTS OF PERMANENT COMMITTEES ON 
PRESBYTERY'S WORK 

I. Report of the Committee on Sessional Records 

Your Committee on Sessional Records would report as follows : 

The following churches did not submit their records for review. 
Big Rockfish, Campbellton, Coats, Culdee, Cypress, Galatia, Gilmore 
Memorial, Godwin, Hope Mills, Horseshoe, Longstreet, McNair Me- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 213 



morial, McPherson, Naomi, Parkton, Priest Hill, Sandy Grove, South 
Fayetteville, and Westminster. 

Recommendations: 

1. That the Sessional Records of the following churches be 
approved w^ith the exceptions noted : 

a. Quarterly meetings not held : Pembroke, Mt. Tabor, Fair- 
mont, Comfort. 

b. Representative to either Synod or Presbytery makes no 
report : Gibson, Spence, Mt. Tabor, Mt. Pisgah, Lumber Bridge, 
Manly, West End, Philippi, Church of the Covenant, Providence, 
Comfort. 

c. Congregational meetings recorded in minutes of Session : 
Elise, Mt. Pisgah, Sherwood. 

d. Treasurer's book not examined : Eagle Springs, Fairmont, 
Benson. 

e. No representative appointed to church courts : Manly, 
Barbecue. 

f. Reports to Presbyter}^ not recorded or approved : Sherwood. 

g. A meeting of the Session not dated : Barbecue, 
h. Confused dates : Sherwood. 

i. Minutes of Session not approved: Barbecue, 
j. Meeting held without moderator: Olivia. 

2. That the Sessional Records of all the churches of the Pres- 
bytery not included in the above lists be approved without exception. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. G. Matheson, Chairman. 

II. Presbytery's Ediicational Institutions 

Your Committee on Presbytery's Educational Institutions sub- 
mits the following report : 

1. Flora Macdonald CoUbge: 

Flora MarDonald College reports its celebration of the fortieth 
anniversary this year. The College is making satisfactory progress. 
Enrollment, 315 students. Fine spirit and excellent work have 
marked the present year. There has been a remarkable interest in 
the religious activities of the church. All but five are members 
of the church. 

The financial condition is improving, operating expenses and 
salaries met promptly, the debt reduced, and the college operating 
on its budget for the fifth consecutive year. $2,000 paid on pledges 
was used to reduce the debt. 

Scholarship memorials have been established by Mrs. F. S. 



214 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Royster in honor of her brother, Dr. Thomas Stamps, and the son 
and daughters of Mrs. Mary Livingston Patterson in honor of their 
mother. 

The present needs of the college are : 

General : Increase of endowment and reduction of debt. 

Special : A new dormitory, enlarged library, Home Economics 
Building, Gymnasium. 

2. Elise Academy: 

The enrollment this year is the largest ever had, being around 
250. The Bible Department under Miss Mildred Holler is doing 
splendid work. During the year several hundred dollars worth of 
equipment and materials needed for carrying on the work, has been 
received. The school continues to operate without increasing its 
indebtedness and the old indebtedness is gradually being reduced. 
The Commercial Department has made rapid progress. The school 
now offers a course in bookkeeping which gives wider opportuni- 
ties to the boys and girls attending. Two boys in the school intend 
to enter the ministry. 

3. Davidson College: 

Your Committee notes with deep gratitude the fact that David- 
son College will soon complete a century of service in the field 
of Christian Education; that plans are being made for a proper 
celebration of this event in 1937; that the College Administration 
is looking to the future with a vision of a better equipped plant; 
that plans are being made to meet the needs of "A New Infirmary; 
A New Library ; A New Church ; A Social Center ; A Field House ; 
A New Dormitory; A New Science Building," and a greatly in- 
creased Endowment. We therefore offer the following resolution : 

Resolved : That the Presbytery commend to the friends of Dav- 
idson College and to the Churches, this Centennial Movement for 
the raising of funds for the more adequate equipment of Davidson 
College. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

III. Printed Minutes of Presbytery 

Your Committee has compared a corrected copy of the Printed 
Minutes of the Fall Meeting (1935) of Presbytery with the written 
minutes and finds that a true copy has been made. The Com- 
mittee recommends that the printed copy be accepted as the official 
Minutes of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. LEMMON, Chairman. 

IV. Temperance 

The Committee on Temperance made a verbal report which 
was received as information. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 215 



REPORT OF HISTORIAN 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Historian of the Presbytery, 
made report and read from historical sketches of Campbell- 
ton, Church of the Covenant and Flat Branch Churches. 
The writers of these sketches were thanked for their work, 
and the Historian was allowed to hold these sketches until 
other data could be added. Presbytery expressed its ap- 
preciation of the faithful services of the Historian. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Standing Committees of Presbytery made the fol- 
lowing reports which were adopted. The report of the 
Committee on Resolutions was adopted by a rising vote. 

I. The Report of the Committee on Nominations 

(See 'General Directory') 

We recommend that Rev. A. R. McQueen be elected to suc- 
ceed himself as a member of Synod's Committee on Stated Supply. 

Respectfully subitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

II. Report of the Committee on Resolutions 

Your Committee on Resolutions recommends the following : 

Be it Resolved : 

1. That we express our sincere appreciation to the Laurel Hill 
Church for the gracious hospitality shown the Presbytery during 
these two days. The pastor, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, the Elders 
and Deacons, the Woman's Auxiliary, and the members of the 
Laurel Hill Church have been untiring in their efforts to provide 
every convenience and comfort for their guests. It has been a real 
blessing to meet with these good folk in their church and in their 
homes. 

2. That we thank those who have aided the Laurel Hill 
Church in making the meeting of Presbytery both pleasant and 
profitable. Especially do we appreciate the special music furnished 
by Miss Margaret Blue and Mr. Pence. 

3. That we express our appreciation to Dr. E. T. Thompson, 
of Union Theological Seminary, for addressing the Presbytery with 
reference to the Diamond Jubilee Program of our Church. 

Respectfully subitted, 

M. P. CALHOUN, Chairman. 

III. Report of the Committee on Calls and Supplies 

I. The following requests for permission to change the terms 
of their calls have been placed in the hands of your Committee, 
and we recommend that these requests be granted : 



216 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



a. From the Maxton Church, the call to read $2,250 instead of 
$2,100. 

b. From Bethesda Church, the call to read "half his time at a 
salary of $1,350" instead of $2,240 for all his time." 

2. The following calls have been placed in our hands : 

a. For the pastoral services of Rev. C. I. Calcote, from the 
Vass Church for two services per month at a salary of $300 per 
year, and free use of the manse ; from Union Church for two services 
per month at a salary of $350 per year; from Lakeview Church for 
two services per month at a salary of $300 per year ; and from. 
Manly Church for two services per month at a salary of $350 per 
year. We recommend that these calls be found in order and held by 
the Presbytery pending the reception of the letter of dismissal of Mr. 
Calcote from East Mississippi Presbytery. 

b. For the pastoral services of Rev. E. L. Barber, from the 
Southern Pines Church, for one half of his time at a salary of $1,000 
per year. We recommend that this call be found in order and 
placed in Mr. Barber's hands. 

Respectfully subitted, 

NEILL McINNIS, Chairman. 

Rev. E. L. Barber signified his acceptance of the call 
from the Southern Pines Church. The following Commis- 
sion was appointed by Presbytery to install Mr. Barber as 
pastor of this Church : Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman, to 
preach and propound the constitutional questions ; Rev. A. 
J. McKelway to charge the people ; Rev. R. G. Matheson ; 
Ruling Elder Mac Cameron to charge the pastor. Alter- 
nates : Rev. W. S. Golden and Ruling Elder John McQueen : 
the time to be fixed by the Commission. Two ministers 
and one elder to constitute a quorum. 

CHANGE IN MANUAL 

The following resolution was adopted by the necessary 
two-thirds majority vote : 

That the Manual of Presbytery be amended regarding the 
duties of the Stated Qerk as follows : 

That the Stated Clerk have 500 copies of the Minutes of each 
Stated Meeting of the Presbytery and the required number of 
copies of the Docket printed. 

The time and place of the next Stated Meeting o^ 
Presbytery was placed on the docket for the Adjourned 
Meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. M. P. Calhoun was elected Chairman of the Pro- 
gram Committee for the next Stated Meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 217 



The Treasurer of Presbytery was instructed to re- 
munerate Rev. E. T. Thompson, D.D., the invited speaker 
for this meeting of Presbytery, to an amount sufficient to 
cover his expenses in coming to Presbytery. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn and 
the benediction to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Fayetteville, N. C, on May 5, 1936, at 2:00 P. M. 

W. C. BUCHANAN, Moderator, 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



218 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, May 5, 1936. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P. M., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. W. C. Buchanan, D.D., and 
was opened with devotional exercises. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: W. C. Buchanan, L. Smith, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, T. C. Croker, W. J. Huney- 
cutt, W. S. Golden, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, S. H. Fulton, 
A. W. Dick, M. P. Calhoun, W. A. Brown, J. T. Echols.— 16. 

Ruling Elders: W. C Dowd, Bensalem; J. H. Suttenfield, Beth- 
esda; E. F. Murray, Laurel Hill; N. D. M. Clark, Longstreet ; J. 
Bruce Cameron, Manly; M. McQueen Bailey, Union; W. D. Smith, 
Vass. — 7. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. E. L. Barber 
as pastor of the Southern Pines Church made the following 
report which was received and incorporated in the Minutes 
of Presbytery: 

REPORT OF COMMISSION 

The Commission to install Rev. E. L. Barber as pastor of the 
Southern Pines Church met in Southern Pines, N. C, at 8:00 P. M., 
May 3, 1936, at the Civic Qub v^here the Southern Pines Presby- 
terian Church regularly meets for religious worship. The follow- 
ing members of the Commission were present : Rev. R. G. Mathe- 
son and Rev. A. J. McKelway with Ruling Elder John R. McQueen. 
In the absence of Rev. S. H. Fulton and Elder Mac Cameron, the 
following division of parts were assigned to those present : Rev. 
A. J. McKelway to preach the sermon and charge the congregation ; 
Rev. R. G. Matheson to propound the constitutional questions; Elder 
John R. McQueen to charge the pastor. Rev. R. G. Matheson pre- 
sided and Rev. A. J. McKelway was appointed Clerk. After the 
sermon by Rev. A. J. McKelway, the installation service was carried 
out as assigned and in accordance with the Book of Church Order 
and Rev. E. L. Barber was declared duly installed pastor of the 
Southern Pines Presbyterian Church. 

The Minutes of the Commission were read and approved, and 
the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

Signed: R. G. MATHESON, Chairman. 
A. J. McKELWAY, Clerk. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following- 
report which was adopted : 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 219 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The Committee on Nominations recommends : 

1. The appointment of the following Special Committee to push 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund in the Presbytery according to the 
recommendations of the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief: Mr. Charles G. Rose, Chairman, Fayetteville ; 
Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton ; Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton; and 
Rev. W. S. Golden. 

2. That the filling of the vacancy in the Board of Trustees of 
Flora Macdonald College caused by the death of Mr. A. R. Mc- 
Eachern be postponed until a later meeting of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

Presbytery accepted an invitation to meet with the 
Carthage Church for its Fall Stated Meeting and the time 
was fixed for September 22, 1936. 

Rev. W. C. Buchanan made a verbal report to Presby- 
tery on his work in connection with the Gifu Building 
Fund. The report was received as information and Dr. 
Buchanan was commended for his work in this connection. 

Rev, C. I. Calcote presented a letter of dismission from 
the East Mississippi Presbytery to this Presbytery. The 
letter was received and Mr. Calcote was examined accord- 
ing to the Book of Church Order. The examination was 
sustained as satisfactory and, after signing the obligations 
required by the Presbytery of its ministers, Mr. Calcote 
was enrolled as a member of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The calls from the Vass, Lakeview, Manly and Union 
Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. C. I. Calcote, 
which calls had been held by the Presbytery since the 
Spring Meeting, were placed in his hands and Mr. Calcote 
signified his acceptance of the calls. The following Com- 
mission was appointed to install Mr. Calcote as pastor in 
the above named churches on May 31, 1936, the hours to 
be as follows: Vass, 10:00 A. M. ; Lakeview, 11:30 A. M. ; 
Union, 3:00 P. M. ; Manly, 8:00 P. M. ; two ministers and 
one ruling elder to constitute a quorum : Rev. C. A. Law- 
rence, Chairman; Rev. M. P. Calhoun and Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen, and Elders J. W. Graham and G. M. Cameron ; 
alternates : Rev. A. J. McKelway and Mr. W. H. Currie. 

Presbytery instructed the Treasurer of Presbytery to 
loan, on good security, to the Rowland Church from the 



220 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Building and Loan Fund the sum of $250.00 for use in re- 
pairing their manse, the note to be submitted to the Stated 
Clerk for his approval. 

The Minutes of today's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned w^ith prayer to meet at the call 
of the Moderator at the meeting of the Synod of North 
Carolina in September, 1936. 

W. C. BUCHANAN, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 221 



3n jWemorJam 



This page is set apart to the memory of the 
following Ruling Elders who departed this life dur- 
ing the year ending March 31, 1936. 

R. W. McLean, born May 6, 1861; died January 1, 1936. 
Bensalem Church. 

M. McL. Kelly, died July, 1935. Carthage Church. 

N. A. McKeithen, died November, 1935. Carthage 
Church, 

E. W. Smith, born April 15, 1875; died July 3, 1935. 
Dunn Chur^ch. 

A. G. Currie, born May, 1879; died February 6, 1936. 
Antioch Church. 

A. R. McEachern, born October 9, 1860; died February 
17, 1936. St. Pauls Church. 

D. p. Ray, born September 10, 1852; died March 24, 
1936. Leaflet Church. 

J. A. McMillan, born July 4, 1879; died October 20, 
1935. Zona Church. 

J. H. Campbell, born January 2, 1866; died November 19, 
1935. Raeford Church. 

J. C. McLean, born 1850; died January 12, 1936. Rae- 
ford Church. 

Alexander McArtan, born April 30, 1850; died August 
9, 1935. Sardis Church. 

John W. Sinclair, born November 15, 1895; died No- 
vember 3, 1935. Centre Church. 

D. A. Wilkinson, born February 17, 1867; died Decem- 
ber 28, 1935. Centre Church. 

James McKellum, died October 18, 1935. Olivia Church. 

Vass G. Johnson, born September 26, 1892; died No- 
vember 1, 1935. Wildwood Church. 

A. W. McLean, born April 20, 1870; died June 21, 1935. 
Lumberton Church. 

Sandy McNeill, born 1860; died October 16, 1936. Phila- 
delphus Church. 



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223 



CHURCHES AND CLERKS OF SESSIONS OF 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Church 

Antioch 

Ashpole 

Benson 

Barbecue 

Bensalem 

Berea 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Big Rockfish 

Bluff 

Buies Creek 

Bunnlevel 

Cameron 

Cameron Hill 

Campbellton 

Cape Fear 

Carthage 

Cedar Rock 

Centre 

Church in the Pines 

Church of the Coven'nt I. A. Murchison 

Coats 



Clerk 

J. A. Hodgin 
W. N. Alford 
Preston Woodall 
Thomas N. Holmes 
N. S. Britt 
Lester W. Lassiter 
Ryan McBride 
J. W. Graham 
W. A. McDonald 
Alex. McNeill 
Dr. John F. McKay 
R. C. Byrd 
L. B. McKeithan 
D. A. Huffines 
Furman Powers 
Racepath St., 
M. T. Wilburn 
A. B. Cameron 
C. T. Thomas 
A. H. White 
R. Morrison 



Comfort 

Culdee 

Cypress 

Dundarrach 

Dunn 

Erwin 

Elise 

Eagle Springs 

Ephesus 

Eureka 

Fairmont 

Fayetteville First 

Flat Branch 

Four Oaks 

Galatia 

Gibson 

Gilmore Memorial 

Godwin 

Grove 

Highland 

Hebron 

Hope Mills 

Horseshoe 

lona 

Laurel Hill 

Jackson Springs 

Lakeview 



L. G. McLeod 

865 Lumberton Rd. 
D. J. McKenzie 
D. M. Cameron 
L. A. Mclnnis 
Ralph Wade 
S. J. Clark 
Dr. W. N. McDuffie 
J. W. Monroe 
Colin Black 
Martin Blue 
M. S. Griffin 
Dr. A. S. Cromartie 
N. B. McDonald 
S. W. Brown 
R. D. Braddy 
L. M. Blue 
D. L. Smith 
J. C. Williams 
G. W. Hobson 
J. M. Wilson 
Angus McNeill 
John S. Ray 
R. B. Stutts 
T. S. Greyard 
Clarence Lytch 
J. F. Patterson 
C. G. Priest 



Address 

Red Springs, Rt. 1 

Rowland 

Benson 

Jonesboro, Rt. 3 

Eagle Springs 

Four Oaks 

Raeford 

Aberdeen 

Parkton, Rt. 2 

Wade 

Buies Creek 

Bunnlevel 

Cameron 

Cameron, Rt. 2 

Fayetteville 
Lillington, Rt. 1 
Carthage 
LilHngton, Rt. 3 
Maxton, Rt. 3 
Laurel Hill 
Manchester 
Coats 

Fayetteville 

Carthage, Rt. 3 

Vass, Rt. 2 

Dundarrach 

Dunn 

Erwin 

Hemp 

Eagle Springs 

Lillington Rt. — 

Carthage, Rt. 3 

Fairmont 

Fayetteville 

Lillington, Rt. — 

Four Oaks 

Fayetteville, Rt. 3 

Gibson 

Fayetteville, Rt. 6 

Godwin 

Dunn, Rt. 5 

Fayetteville 

Bunnlevel Rt. — 

Hope Mills 

Sanford, Rt. 3 

McDonald 

Laurinburg, Rt. — 

Jackson Springs 

Lakeview 



224 



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Church 

Laurinburg 
Lillington 
Leaflet 
Longstreet 
Lumber Bridge 
Lumberton 
Manly 
Maxton 
McMillan 
McNair Memorial 
McPherson 
Midway 
Montpelier 
Mt. Pisgah 
Mt. Tabor 
Naomi 
Olivia 
Palestine 
Parkton 
Pembroke 
Philippi 
Philadelphus 
Pinehurst 
Priest Hill 
Providence 
Raeford 
Raven Rock 
Red Springs 
Rex 

Rowland 
Sandy Grove 
Sardis 
Sherwood 
Shiloh 
Smyrna 

South Fayetteville 
Southern Pines 
Spence 
Spies 
St. Pauls 
Sunnyside 
Union 
Vass 

West End 
Westminster 
Wildwood 



Clerk 

W: DeB. McEachin 
O. L. Johnson 

B. B. Holder 
N. D. M. Clark 

F. B. Dunn 

L. M. McKenzie 
J. Bruce Cameron 
R. D. Croom 
J. M. McMillan 

D. H. McCall 

S. H. McPherson 
N. J. McRimmon 
S. J. Womble 
Neill Rosser 
A. P. Smith 
J. A. Barber 
H. C. Cameron 
Will Reaves 
Dr. D. S. Currie 
A. M. Breece 

C. B. Johnson 
J. D. Brown 

A. C. McDonald 
Owen Priest 
John L. Johnson 
W. B. McLauchlin 

E. H. Lasater 
J. A. McRae 
J. M. Mclver 

G. K. McNeill 

W. C. McColl 

J. H. Clark 

N. A. McDonald 

D. C. Stewart 

R. S. DuRant 
C. C. Young 
A. L. Monroe 
L. L. McGoogan 
W. D. Bullard 
John S. McLauchlin 
W. D. Smith 
M. C. McDonald 
L. Z. Collier 
Cleon Bailey 



Address 

Laurinburg 

Lillington 

Lillington, Rt. 3 

Fayetteville 

Lumber Bridge 

Lumberton 

Southern Pines 

Maxton 

Wade 

Rowland 

Fayetteville, Rt. 3 

Rowland 

Wagram 

Broadway 

Red Springs, Rt. 4 

Wagram, Rt. 1 

Olivia 

Fayetteville, Rt. 6 

Parkton 

Pembroke 

Raeford 

Red Springs, Rt. 4 

Pinehurst 

Carthage 

Willow Springs 

Raeford 

Lillington, Rt. 3 

Red Springs 

Lumber Bridge 

Rowland 

Raeford 

Linden 

Fayetteville, Rt. 7 

Timberland 

Johns 

Fayetteville 

Southern Pines 

Willow Springs 

Spies 

St. Pauls 

Fayetteville, Rt. 2 

Carthage 

Vass 

West End 

Linden 

Angier, Rt. — 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 225 



COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS 

1926 F. M. Bain D. C Gillis 

D. L. Jones D. M. Stewart 

Neill Mclnnis J. M. Wilson 

G. E. Morehouse 

1927 J. B. Black John M. Brown 

R. A. McLeod D. M. Fairley 

C B. Craig S. W. Wilson 

1928 C M. Gibbs McLean Campbell 

G. W. Hanna N. D. M. Qark 

L. A. McLaurin Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1929 E. L. Siler L. Calhoun 

A. J. McKelway D. A. McLaughhn 

J. F. Menius John W. Graham 

1930 W. L. Foley--- H. C. Cameron 

G. F. Kirkpatrick Ernest Graham 

J, Lee McLean Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1931 W. M. Fairley J. A. Hodgin 

W. M. McLeod K. A. McDonald 

F. C. Symonds C. G. Rose 

1932 A. D. Carswell D. A. Huffines 

L N. Clegg M. C McDonald 

W. S. Golden L. L. McGoogan 

1933 D. M. Clark Geo. K. McNeill 

C. A. Lawrence McKay McKinnon 

Dixon McDonald N. J. McRimmon 

1934 W. J. Huneycutt J. B. Cameron 

A. R. McQueen A. J. Currie 

W. E, Snipes Ralph Morrison 

1935 Eugene Alexander M. McQ. Bailey 

A. W. Dick Leewood McCallum 

S. H. Fulton J. M. Shaw 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

David Alexander Bowles, Fayetteville, N. C— Senior at David- 
son College. 

John Pender MacBryde, Grimesland, N. C — Teaching School. 

Donald Overton Mclnnis, West End, N. C— Presbyterian Junior 
College. 

Luther James Morris, Olivia, N. C. — Junior at Davidson College. 

John Murphy Smith, Lumber Bridge, N. (T. — Junior at Union 
Seminary. 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1936. 



FnNDS COLLECTED 



Other Funds Collected 



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3. Religious Education: Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman (1938) ; 
Chairmen of Sub-Committees ; Rev. James Appleby, Leadership 
Training (1936) ; Rev. S. H. Fulton, Young Peoples' Division 

(1937) ; Rev. A. W. Dick, Adult Division (1938) ; Rev. Neill Mc- 
Innis, Organization and Administration (1937) ; Rev. M. P. Cal- 
houn, Children's Division (1938) ; Hon. C. G. Rose, Fayetteville 
(1937) ; Mr. Mac Cameron, Laurinburg (1936) ; Mr. W. M. Shaw, 
Fayetteville (1938) ; Rev. H. G. Bedinger (1937) ; Mr. J. M. Wil- 
son, Fayetteville (1936) ; Mrs. J. L. Norris, Fayetteville (1936) ; 
Mrs. W. D. Johnson, St. Pauls (1936). 

4. Woman's Work: Rev. J. B. Black, Chairman (1937) ; Rev. W. J. 
Huneycutt (1936), Rev. W. A. Brown (1938). 

II. Permanent Committees 

1. Assembly's Work: Rev. R. G. Matheson, Chairman (1938) ; Rev. 
M. P. Calhoun (1936), Foreign Missions; Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick (1936), Assembly's Home Missions; Rev. W. S. Golden 
(1937), Christian Education and Ministerial Relief; Rev. L. Smith. 
(1936), Bible Cause; Rev. J. F. Menius (1937), Educational Insti- 
tutions; Rev. M. D. McNeill (1938), Minutes of the General As- 
sembly. 

2. Synod's Work: Rev. A. D. Carswell, Chairman (1937) ; 2vlr. H. C. 
Cameron, Olivia (1936), Synod's Home Missions; Rev. W. M. 
Fairley (1938), Educational Institutions; Rev. R. L. Alexander 
(1938), Orphans' Home; Rev. Dixon McDonald (1936), Minutes 
of Synod. 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Program: Rev. James Appleby, Chairman, Pastor of Host 
Church, Stated Clerk, and the Chairmen of the Four Exec- 
tive Committees. 

(2) State of Religion: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman (1937); 
Mr. Hugh McAllister, Lumberton (1936) ; Rev. Neill Mc- 
Innis (1938). 

(3) Business : Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman (1937) ; Mr. W. N. 
Alford, Rowland (1936), David Townsend (1937), G. K. Mc- 
Neill (1938), Auditing: Rev. A. J. McKelway (1938), Ses- 
sional Records. 

(4) Educational Institutions: Rev. S. H. Fulton (1937), Chair- 
man ; Dr. P. P. McCain, Sanatarium (1936) ; Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen (1938); Mr. Edgar Hall, Raeford (1938). 

(5) Printed Minutes : Rev. J. M. Lemmon, Chairman (1938) ; 
Rev. T. C. Croker (1936); Rev. G. E. Moorehouse (1937). 

(6) Temperance : Rev. A. D. Carswell, Chairman (1937) ; Rev. 
J. F. Menius (1936) ; Rev. Dixon McDonald (1938) ; Mr. J. R. 
McQueen, Lakeview (1937) ; Mr. M. C. McDonald, West 
End (1936) ; Mr. Scott Poole, Raeford (1938). 

(7) Social and Moral Welfare : Rev. A. J. McKelway, Chair- 
man (1938) ; Rev. James Appleby (1937) ; Mr. J. M. Wilson. 
Fayetteville (1936). 

III. Special Committees 

(1) On Long Street Church: Rev. W. M. Fairley, Chairman; 
Mr. D. M. Fairley, Manchester; Rev. F. M. Bain. Mr. D. J. 
Ray, Fayetteville. 

(2) On Jubilee Celebration : Rev. A. W. Dick, Chairman ; Rev. 
Eugene Alexander, Rev. E. L. Barber, Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, and Messrs. Mac Cameron, C. G. Rose, McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, Leewood McCallum, McQueen Baily and J. M. 
Shaw. 

(3) Our Ministers' Annuity Fund : Hon. Chas. G. Rose, Fay- 
etteville, Chairman ; Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton ; Dr. 
D. S. Currie, Parkton, and Rev. W. S. Golden. 
IV. Commission on Changes in_ Pastorates 
Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman ; Rev. H. G. Bedinger. Rev. W. J. 
Huneycutt, Mr. J. A. McArthur, Fayetteville; Mr. Alex White, 
Maxton. 



V. Examination Committees 

1. Theolbgry: A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, and M. P. Calhoun. 

2. Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, James Appleby. 

3. Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, A. J. Mc- 
Kelway, and Neill Mclnnis. 

4. English Bible: J. B. Black, J. S. Gray and E. B. Carr. 

5. Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehouse, E. L, Barber 
and J. F, Menius. 

6. Natural Science: C. G. Vardell, A. W. Dick and H. G. Bedinger. 

7. Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and M. P. Cal- 
houn. 

VI. Presbyterial Sermon 

Next Stated Meeting: Rev. R. L. Alexander. Subject: "The Deity 
of Christ.' 

The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1936, as approved by 
Presbytery, v^ith the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds 
are to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of 
the total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distrib- 
uted at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presby- 
tery to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and 
thereby equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 

Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 31.0 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.0 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 7.5 Rev. W. H. Hopper, 410 Urban 

Building, Louisville, Ky. 

Religious Education 2.5 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 

Assembly's Training School .9 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause .6 Mr. Gilbert Darlington, Bible 

House, New York City. 

Synod's Home Missions _._. 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Schools and Colleges 8.5 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Union Theological Sem 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

Orphans' Home . 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 

Presbytery's H. Missions— 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C. 

Rel. Ed. in the Synod 1.0 Rev. E. L. Barber, 

Aberdeen, N. C. 

Rel. Work in State Ed. Inst. 2.0 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 233 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator — Rev. James Appleby , Maxton 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C M. Gibbs (1938) Erwin 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1938) Fayetteville 

Temporary Qerk — Rev. M. P. Calhoun St. Pauls 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1938) Rowland 

Historian — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

The terms of office expire as indicated by the date with each 
name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Fall 1937— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1938— Rev. W. M. Fairley .Raeford 

Fall 1939— Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

Fall 1940— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

II. Elise Academy- 
Fall 1937— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Hemp; Mr. J. R. McQueen, Lake- 
view. 
Fall 1938— Rev. W. S. Golden, Mr. A. B. Cameron, Carthage; and 

Mr. C D. Hutaff, Fayetteville. 
Pall 1939— Rev. R. G. Matheson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 

and Mr, A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 
Fall 1940 — Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, Laurinburg; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, 

Fayetteville; and Mrs. J. H. Suttenfield, Aberdeen. 
Trustee-at-Large — Mr. John Kennedy. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1937 — Rev. A. W. Dick; Mr. Ernest Graham, Red Springs; 
Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; Mr. H. McN. Jones, 
Laurinburg. 
Spring 1938— Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. McCain, 
Sanatarium; Rev. A. R. McQueen, and Mr. Hiram 
Grantham, Red Springs. 
Spring 1939— Rev. E. L. Barber, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurel Hill; 
Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; and Mr. Chas. G. 
Rose, Fayetteville. 
Trustee-at-Large — Col. John Gribble. 

IV. Donalson Academy 
C G. Rose, Qaude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, T. A. Devane, Dr. 
D. G. McKeithan, Frank J. Steadman, H. M. Pinkston, of Fay- 
etteville ; Edgar Hall, Raeford ; A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 
and W. M. Fairley. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 
Spring 1937— George Patterson, Raeford. 

Spring 1938 — Frank Cameron and Neill A. McFayden, Raeford. 
Spring— 1939— J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue, Raeford. 

VI. Presbytery 
Pall 1937— C. G. Rose, Fayetteville; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; 
Hinton James, Laurinburg. 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 
Francis Coxe, Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 
COMMITTEES 
Note : The terms of office of all committee members expire 
at the Stated Fall Meeting of the Presbytery of the year indicated. 



234 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



GENERAL DIRECTORY (Continued) 
I. Executive Committees 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman 
(1937) ; Rev. R. L. Alexander (1937), Mr. O. L. Johnson, Lilling- 
ton (1937) ; Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1939) ; Rev. F. M. Bain (1939) ; 
Mr. J. B. McCallum, Jr., Maxton (1939); Rev. W. S. Golden 
(1938), Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1938), Mr. L. L. McGoogan, St. 
Pauls (1938). 

2. Stewardship: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman (1938) ; Rev. 
W. A. Brown (1939); Mr. J. M. Shaw, Lillington (1937). 

3. Religious Education: Rev. E. L. Barber, General Chairman, 
(1938). 

Chairmen of Sub-Committees 

(1) Leadership Training: Rev. James Appleby, 1939). 

(2) Young People's Division: Rev. S. H. Fulton, (1937). 

(3) Adult Division: Rev. A. W. Dick, (1938). 

(4) Children's Division: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, (1938). 

(5) Organizatoin and Administration : Rev. Neill Mclnnis (1937). 

(6) Bible Instruction In Public Schools : Rev. A. J. McKelway, 
(1938). 

Other Members of Committee: 
Hon. C. G. Rose, Fayetteville (1937) ; Mr. Mac Cameron, Laurin- 
burg, (1939); Mr. W. M. Shaw, Favetteville, (1938); Rev. H. G. 
Bedinger, (1937) ; Mr. J. M. Wilson, F'ayetteville, (1939) ; Mrs. W. H. 
Currie, Carthage, (1939) ; Mrs. W. D. Johnson, St. Pauls, (1939). 

4. Woman's Work:: Rev. J. B. Black, Chairman, (1937); Rev. 
W. J. Huneycutt, (1939) ; Rev. W. A. Brown, (1938). 

II. Permanent Committees 

1. Assembly's Work: Rev. R. G. Matheson, General Chairman, 
(1938). 

(1) Foreign Missions: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, (1939). 

(2) Assembly's Home Missions: Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, 1939). 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: Rev. W. S. 
Golden, (1937). 

(4) Bible Cause: Rev. L. Smith, 1939). 

(5) Educational Institutions: Rev. J. F. Menius, (1937). 

(6) Minutes of the General Assembly: Rev. M. D. McNeill, 
(1938). 

2. Synod's Work: Rev. A. D. Carswell, General Chairman, (1937). 

(1) Synod's Home Missions: Rev. C. I. Calcote, (1939). 

(2) Educational Institutions: Rev. W .M. Fairley, (1938). 

(3) Orphans' Home: Rev. R. L. Alexander, (1938). 

(4) Minutes of Synod: Rev. J. T. Echols, (1939). 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Program: Rev. A. J. .McKelway, Chairman, Pastor of Host 
Church, Stated Clerk, and the Chairmen of the Four Exec- 
tive Committees. 

(2) State of Religion: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman (1937); 
Mr. Hugh McAllister, Lumberton (1939); Rev. Neill Mc- 
lnnis (1938). 

(3) Business: Rev. C M. Gibbs, Chairman, (1937) ; Mr. W. N. 
Alford, Rowland (1939), David Townsend (1937), G. K. Mc- 
Neill (1938), Auditing: Rev. A. J. McKelway (1938), Ses- 
sional Records. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 235 



GENERAL DIRECTORY (Continued) 

(4) Educational Institutions: Rev. S. H. Fulton (1937), Chair- 
man; Dr. P. P. McCain, Sanatarium (1939); Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen (1938); Mr. Edgar Hall, Raeford (1938). 

(5) Printed Minutes: Rev. J. M. Lemmon, Chairman (1938) ; 
Rev. John B. Reily (1939) ; Rev. G. E. Moorehouse (1937). 

(6) Temperance: Rev. A. D. Cars well, Chairman (1937) ; Rev. 
J. F. Menius (1939) ; Rev. Dixon McDonald (1938) ; Mr. J. R. 
McQueen, Lakeview (1937) ; Mr. M, C. McDonald, West 
End (1939); Mr. Scott Poole, Raeford (1938). 

(7) Social and Moral Welfare: Rev. A. T. McKelway, Chair- 
man (1938) ; Rev. James Appleby (1937) ; Mr. J. M. Wilson. 
Fayetteville (1939). 

(8) Examinations : 

(a) Theology: A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley and M. P. 
Calhoun. 

(b) Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, James 
Appleby. 

(c) Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, 
A. J. McKelway and Neill Mclnnis. 

(d) English Bible: J. B. Black, J. S. Gray and E. B. Carr. 

(e) Moral Science and Philosophy: G. E. Moorehouse, E. L. 
Barber and J. F. Menius. 

(f) Natural Science: C. G. Vardell, A. W. Dick and H. G. 
Bedinger. 

(g) Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J, M. Lemmon and 
M. P. Calhoun. 

(h) Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture: S. H. Fulton, 
J. F. Menius and R. L. Alexander. 
III. Special Committees 

(1) On Long Street Church: Rev. W. M. Fairley, Chairman; 
Mr. D. M. Fairley, Manchester; Rev. F. M. Bain. Mr. D. J. 
Ray, Fayetteville. 

(2) On Jubilee Celebration: Rev. A. W. Dick, Chairman; Rev. 
Eugene Alexander, Rev. E. L. Barber, Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick, and Messrs. Mac Cameron, C. G. Rose, McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, Leewood McCallum, McQueen Baily and J. M. 
Shaw. 

(3) On Ministers' Annuity Fund: Hon. Chas. G. Rose, Fay- 
etteville, Chairman; Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. 
D. S. Currie, Parkton, and Rev. W. S. Golden. 

(4) On Manual of Presbytery: Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman; 
Rev. J. B. Reily and Mr. Mac Cameron, Laurinburg. 

COMMISSIONS 
(1) On Changes in Pastorates: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chair- 
man ; Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt, Mr. 
J. A. McArthur, Fayetteville ; Mr. Alex White, Maxton. 
(2) On Hope Mills Church: Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman; 
Ministers : L. A. McLaurin, R. G. Matheson, and C. M. 
Gibbs. Ruling Elders : McKay McKinnon, E. F. Murray 
and J. H. Suttenfield. 

PRESBYTERIAL SERMON 
Stated Meeting: April, 1937. Rev. L. A. McLaurin. Subject: "The 
Authority of the Bible." 



236 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS 

1927 J. B. Black John M. Brown 

R. A. McLeod D. M. Fairley 

C B. Craig S. W. Wilson 

1928 C M. Gibbs McLean Campbell 

G. W. Hanna N. D. M. Clark 

L. A. McLaurin Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1929 E. L. Siler L. Calhoun 

A. J. McKelway D. A. McLaughlin 

J. F, Menius John W. Graham 

1930 W. L. Foley H. C. Cameron 

G. F. Kirkpatrick Ernest Graham 

J. Lee McLean Dr. A. S. Cromartie 

1931 W. M. Fairley J. A. Hodgin 

W. M. McLeod K. A. McDonald 

F. C. Symonds . C. G. Rose 

1932 A. D. Carswell D. A. Huffines 

I. N. Clegg M. C McDonald 

W. S. Golden L. L. McGoogan 

1933 D. M. Clark Geo. K. McNeill 

C. A. Lawrence McKay McKinnon 

Dixon McDonald N. J. McRimmon 

1934 W. J. Huneycutt J. B. Cameron 

A. R. McQueen A. J. Currie 

W. E. Snipes Ralph Morrison 

1935 Eugene Alexander M. McQ. Bailey 

A, W. Dick Leewood McCallum 

S. H. Fulton J. M. Shaw 

1936 G. F. Kirkpatrick W. A. West 

James Appleby Edwin Bain 

C. M. Gibbs Ryan McBryde 

J. F. Menius 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 237 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, July 21, 1936. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, at 2 :30 
P. M. The meeting was called to order by Rev. A. W. Dick, 
the last Moderator present and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, C. M. 
Gibbs, T. C Croker, C. A. Lawrence, W. E. Snipes, A. W. Dick, 
James Appleby, J. W. Crinkley, M. P. Calhoun, and C. L Calcote. 
—12. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Graham, McPherson ; D. C. Baker, Sher- 
wood. — 2. 

The following call for this meeting of Presbytery was 
read and found in order : 

Erwin, N. C, July 9, 1936. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in called session at the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Tuesday, July 21, 1936, 
at 2:30 P. M., to transact the following business, if the way be 
clear : 

1. To receive Rev. John B, Reily from Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

2. To receive calls from the McPherson, Sherwood and Big 
Rockfish Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. John B. Reily 
and to arrange for his installation as pastor of these churches. 

3. To act upon requests from the Campbellton and McPher- 
son Churches for loans from the Building Fund. 

4. To act upon recommendations of the Home Mission 
Committee. 

5. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 

Signed: W. C. BUCHANAN, Moderator, 
C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. John B. Reily, of Mecklenburg Presbytery, was 
introduced to Presbytery and he presented a letter of dis- 
mission from his Presbytery to the Presbytery of Fayette- 
ville. A letter from the Stated Clerk of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery addressed to the Presbytery of Fayetteville, speak- 
ing of the high esteem with which Mr. and Mrs. Reily were 
regarded in that Presbytery, was read. After examination 
on the subjects required by the Book of Church Order, 
which was sustained as satisfactory, and after signing the 
obligations required by the Presbytery of its ministers, 
Mr. Reily was enrolled as a member of this Presbytery. 



238 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Calls from the following churches for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. John B. Reily were received: From McPher- 
son at a salary of $750.00 per year in regular monthly pay- 
ments for two services per month, Sherwood at a salary 
of $350.00 per year in regular monthly payments for two 
services per month, and Big Rockfish at a salary of $160.00 
per year in regular monthly installments for two services 
each month, each of the above churches to take its propor- 
tionate part in providing a manse free of charge. These 
calls were found in order and placed in Mr. Reily's hands. 
Mr. Reily signified his acceptance of the calls and the fol- 
lowing Commission was appointed to install him as pastor 
of the above churches : Rev. W. E. Snipes, Chairman ; Rev. 
A. W. Dick and Rev. James Appleby, with Rev. W. M. 
Fairley as alternate to any minister of the Commission; 
Ruling Elder W. A. West, with Mr. L. C. Hubbard as alter- 
nate, the time to be August 30, 1936. 

The request from the Campbellton Church for a loan 
from the Permanent Building Fund was withdrawn. The 
request from the McPherson Church for a loan from the 
Permanent Building Fund was placed on the docket for the 
Fall meeting of Presbytery. 

The following recommendations of the Home Mission 
Committee were adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That Miss Betty Ficquett, the Johnston County worker, be 
paid by the Treasurer of Presbytery $35.00 per month and expenses 
for the four months of her work on Rev. Dixon McDonald's field. 

2. That the Treasurer of Presbytery be instructed to pay Mrs. 
J. Ellison Goddard the sum of five dollars ($5.00) for her expenses 
in work in Johnston County. 

3. That a sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) be granted 
to the Elise-Bensalem Group for pastor's salary for the church 
year 1935-1936. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

A. W. DICK, Moderator. 
C M. GIBBS, Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 239 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Statesville, N. C. September 1, 1936. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session at the 
call of the Moderator, Rev. W. C. Buchanan, by whom it 
was called to order and led in prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. L. Little, W. C Buchanan, J. F. Menius, C M. 
Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, F. M. Bain, W. M. Fairley, J. M. Lemmon, 
E. L. Barber, W. E. Snipes, H. G. Bedinger, A. W. Dick, James 
Appleby, J. W. Crinkley, M. P. Calhoun, W. A. Brown, and C. I. 
Calcote. — 17. 

Ruling Elders: C J. McCallum, Ashpole ; W. N. McDuffie, Elise; 

A. S. Cromartie, Fayetteville First; M. G. Ray, Galatia; J. Bruce 
Cameron, Manly; J. A. Graham, McPherson ; E. E. Perkins, Olivia; 

B. McDuffie, St. Pauls ; and J. D. Mclnnis, West End.~9. 

Upon the recommendation of the Investments Commit- 
tee of Flora MacDonald College, the Presbytery adopted 
the following resolution : 

RESOLUTION 

That Fayetteville Presbytery approve the action of the Invest- 
ment Committee of Flora Macdonald College in selling to Polly 
Gordon Bledsoe that certain tract or parcel of land in Morehead 
Township, Guilford County, North Carolina, more particularly de- 
scribed as follows : 

Beginning at an iron stake at the Northwest intersection of 
Country Club Place and St. Andrews Road, and running thence 
North 11 degrees 25 minutes West with the western margin of St. 
Andrews Road 200.09 feet to an iron stake ; thence South 83 degrees 
West 100 feet to an iron stake, Cann's Northwest corner ; thence 
South 11 degrees 33 minutes East with Cann's line 200.06 feet to 
an iron stake on Country Club Place, Cann's Southeast corner; 
thence North 82 degrees 40 minutes East with Country Club Place 
100 feet to the point of the beginning. 

The Stated Clerk of the Presbytery was instructed 
to send an authorized copy of this resolution to be attached 
to the deed. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet at the call 
of the Moderator. 

W. C. BUCHANAN, Moderator, 

C. M. GIBBS, Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 



Statesville, N. C, September 2, 1936. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session at 
the call of the Moderator, Rev. W. C. Buchanan, by whom 
it was called to order, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: W. C. Buchanan, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, 
C. M. Gibbs, W. M. Fairley, S. H. Fulton, A. W. Dick, J. W. 
Crinkley, A. J. McKelway, W. A. Brown. — 10. 

Rulinir Elders: W. M. McDuffie, Elise ; A. S. Cromartie, Fay- 
etteville First; C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; E. E. Perkins, Olivia; 
J. D. Mclnnis, West End.— 5. 

Mr. Ben Lacy Rose, a member of the First Presby- 
terian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, appeared before Presby- 
tery and asked to be taken under the care of the Presby- 
tery as a candidate for the ministry. The Presbytery ex- 
amined Mr. Rose on his experimental religion and motives 
for seeking the ministry, which part of the examination 
was sustained as satisfactory. Mr. Rose was received as 
a candidate for the ministry, subject to the submission 
to the Presbytery of the required testimonials. A charge 
was given to the applicant by the Moderator. 

The Minutes of this session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet on Septem- 
ber 22, 1936, at 11:00 A. M., in the Presbyterian Church, 
Carthage, N. C. 

W. C. BUCHANAN, Moderator, 
C. M. GIBBS, Clerk, 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Carthage, N. C, Sept. 22, 1936. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Forty-Seventh Stated Meeting at 11:00 A. M., in the 
Presbyterian Church, Carthage, N. C, and was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. W. C. Buchanan, and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. W. S. Golden. 

The following were present and enrolled or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, W. C Buchanan, C. G. 
Vardell, L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, I. N. Clegg, L. A. McLaurin, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, 
J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, G. W. Hanna, A. D. Carswell, W. J. Huney- 
cutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, Dixon McDonald, J. M. Lem- 
mon, H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, C. A. Lawrence, E. L. Barber, 
Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedinger, 
James Appleby, R. L. Alexander, J. W. Crinkley, A. J. McKelway, 
M. P. Calhoun, W. A. Brown, J. T. Echols, J. S. Gray, C. L Cal- 
cote, John B. Reily, D. F. Blue.— 40. 

Ruling Elders: H. F. Currie, Antioch ; C. A. Alford, Ashpole ; 
E. L. Kelly, Bensalem ; H. M. Covington, Bluff; T. E. Walker, 
Brownson Memorial; D. McDonald, Cameron; D. A. Huffines, 
Cameron Hill; J. E. Morrison, Carthage; L. Calhoun, Church in 
the Pines, R. M. Burdett, Church of the Covenant; D. J. McKen- 
zie, Culdee ; D. M. Cameron, Cypress ; W. S. Evans, Elise ; J. F. 
Lynch, Erwin ; J. A. Campbell, Eagle Springs ; Leander Lee, 
Ephesus ; M. R. Blue, Eureka; J. L. Gainey, Fayetteville First; N. B. 
McDonald, Flat Branch; D. D. Black, Galatia ; J. M. Wilson, High- 
land; H. R. Currie, Jackson Springs; W. C Smith, Lakeview ; 
Clarence Lytch, Laurel Hill; A. F. Lytch, Laurinburg; B. B. Holder, 
Leaflet; O. L. Johnson, Lillington ; D. G. Malloy, Lumber Bridge; 
W. H. Bethune, Lumberton ; J. Bruce Cameron, Manly; D. A. 
Patterson, Maxton ; J. A. McArthur, McPherson; W. A. Thomp- 
son, Midway; Neill Rosser, Mt. Pisgah ; E. E. Perkins, Olivia; 
Hugh Monroe, Pembroke; W. J. Wadsworth, Priest Hill; W. C. 
Guin, Philippi; T. E. Currie, Pinehurst; A. B. McNeill, Raeford ; H. 
Grantham, Red Springs; R. T. Campbell, Rowland; J. T. Cox, 
Shiloh ; A. L. McBryde, Smyrna; J. F. Monroe, Spies; James Liv- 
ingston, St. Pauls ; D. B. Kelly, Union ; Archie Parker, Vass ; C. 
W. Ritter, West End.— 49. 

Visiting Brethren: Rev. E. C. Durham, Methodist Episcopal 
Church South, Carthage, N. C. ; Rev. J. C. Rowan, Concord Presby- 
tery; Rev. P. Gary Adams, Wilmington Presbytery; Rev. J. M. 
Wells, D.D., Harmony Presbytery; Rev. Frank Blue, Rev. C. N. 
Morrison and Rev. C L. Wicker, Orange Presbytery. 



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Rev. James Appleby was elected Moderator and Rev. 
M. P. Calhoun Temporary Clerk. 

The Program Committee presented a program for this 
meeting of Presbytery which was approved. 

Rev. Ernest C. Durham of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church South and Rev. J. C. Rowan of Concord Presbytery 
were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren. 

The opening sermon was preached by Rev. W. C. 
Buchanan, the retiring Moderator, using as his subject, 
"The Divine Plan for Saving a Lost World." 

The Communion of the Lord's Supper was observed, 
Rev. W. S. Golden and Rev. W. C. Buchanan, presiding. 

Rev. J. B. Black read the following Memorial of Rev. 
G. T. Pace which was received and the Presbytery was 
led in prayer by Rev. C. A. Lawrence. 

GEORGE THOMAS PACE 

George Thomas Pace was born at Clarksville, Tenn., Oct 20, 
1865. He was the son of William and Annie Pace. He attended 
school at Clarksville and took his collegiate course at Southwestern 
University, Memphis, Tenn., graduating in the year 1896. He at- 
tended Hampden Sidney College for two years, completing his 
theological education at Union Seminary, Richmond, Va., in the 
year 1899. He was ordained to the gospel ministry by Fay- 
etteville Presbytery at a meeting held in Lumberton in October 
of the same year. His first pastorate was at the old Philadelphus 
Church, where he did a fine work building up the congregation 
and was largely instrumental in establishing a school which has 
since become a prominent feature in the life of the community. 
While at Philadelphus, he also served the church at Parkton. His 
last pastorate was to the McClellansville and Mt. Pleasant Churches 
in the Synod of South Carolina. For a number of years he taught 
Bible and Science in Flora Macdonald College. He also taught 
one year in Chicora College. 

While at Philadelphus, Mr. Pace was married to Miss Kathrine 
Isabelle Brown who, during the remaining years of his life, was his 
loyal comrade and tender helpmeet. 

On the evening of June 1, Mr. Pace "feel asleep in Jesus" after 
a severe sickness and was buried the following day in the old Phila- 
delphus Cemetery amid scenes which he so much loved and where 
he had so faithfully labored. He was a good preacher, a faithful 
pastor, a conscientious instructor, a tender- and loving husband, 
a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, always willing to serve in the 
gracious spirit of Him who "came not to be ministered unto but 
to minister." 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 



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FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M. Devotions were 
conducted by Rev. C. I. Calcote. 

The unprinted minutes were read and received as in- 
formation. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed by 

the Moderator: 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. W. C. Buchanan, Chairman; Rev. W. 
E. Snipes, and Elder D. A. Huffines. 

Calls and Supplies: Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Chairman; Rev. C. 
A, Lawrence, and Elder John M. Wilson. 

Nominations: Rev. J. B. Black, D.D., Chairman; Rev. Neill 
Mclnnis, and Elder L. Calhoun. 

Resolutions: Elder J. A. McArthur, Chairman; Rev. J. M. 
Lemmon, and Elder D. G. Malloy. 

The report of the Stated Clerk on vacancies was re- 
ceived and referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were received and dis- 
posed of as indicated: 

1. From Mrs. J. M. McNeill, Recording Secretary of Fayette- 
ville Presbyterial making nomination for vacancies occurring on the 
Committee on Religious Education. Referred to the Committee on 
Nominations. 

2. From Rev. B. K. Tenny, Secretary of Stewardship, calling 
attention to matters in the 1936 Minutes of the Assembly. Referred 
to the Committee on Assembly's Minutes. 

3. From Mr. Ernest Milton regarding the appointment of a 
special committee for the Thanksgiving offering. Referred to the 
Committee on Synod's Work. 

Rev. A. W. Dick was excused for non-attendance at 
this meeting of Presbytery. 

The Stewardship Committee made the following report 
which was adopted : 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 
Recommendations : 

1. That March 14, 1937, be designated as Every Member Can- 
vass Day, and that every church be urged to regard as a minimum 



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the amount of the askings sent down to it by the Presbytery, and 
to make an earnest endeavor to secure pledges for the full amount. 

2. That the period of preparation for the Every Member Can- 
vass emphasize God's ownership of all things, including life and 
possessions, and the great privilege God grants to us in His allow- 
ing us a share in His work. 

3. That March 21, 1937, be designated as "Presbyterian Loyalty 
Day," and that every church definitely endeavor to lead all its mem- 
bers to a full payment of pledges for the year not later than that 
date, enabling the local treasurers to make their final remittances 
to benevolent agencies in time for the money to reach the agencies 
before the year closes on April 2, 1937, that credit may be given 
on books. 

4. That pastors and churches be urged to give prominent 
emphasis to the "Jubilee" increase in Benevolences of 25 per cent 
during the present church year, making a special effort to reach 
this goal at the close of the year if not previously attained. 

5. That the Lord's Acre Plan of financing the rural churches 
be most heartily recommended as a partial solution of financial 
problems of the country church. 

6. That we accept the apportionment of the Assembly and 
Synod for all Benevolences— $45,000.00. 

7. That the apportionment be distributed among the causes 
as follows : 

ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES 

Foreign Missions 30.6% 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.2% 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 1 .(i% 

Religious Education 2.6% 

Assembly's Training School .9% 

Bible Cause .6% 

Total 58.5% 

SYNODICAL AND PRESBYTERIAL CAUSES 

Synod's Home Missions 8.7% 

Orphans' Home 7.5% 

Educational Institutions 8.5% 

Union Theological Seminary —. 1.3% 

Presbytery's Home Missions 12.5% 

Religious Education in Synod 1.0% 

Religious Work in State Institutions 2.0% 

Total 41.5% 



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245 



8. That the apportionment of Presbytery — $45,000 — be distrib- 
uted among the churches of the Presbytery as follows : 



Antioch $ 550 

Ashpole 800 

Barbecue 50 

Bensalem 250 

Benson 10 

Berea 5 

Bethel 300 

Bethesda 1,000 

Big Rockfish 100 

Bluff 80 

Brownson Memorial 200 

Buies Creek 35 

Bunnlevel 150 

Cameron 875 

Cameron Hill 50 

Campbellton 10 

Cape Fear 10 

Carthage 900 

Cedar Rock 5 

Centre 200 

Church in the Pines 550 

Church of the Covenant 275 

Coats 10 

Comfort 40 

Culdee 200 

Cypress 60 

Dunn 1000 

Dundarrach 75 

Eagle Springs .__ 40 

Elise 200 

Ephesus 50 

Erwin 200 

Eureka 165 

Fairmont 85 

Fayetteville First 8250 

Flat Branch 100 

Four Oaks 10 

Galatia 200 

Gibson 160 

Gilmore Memorial 10 

Godwin 200 

Grove 15 

Hebron 5 

Highlands 2750 

Horseshoe 10 

lona 400 

Jackson Springs 625 



Lakeview , $ 50 

Laurel Hill 400 

Laurinburg 4200 

Leaflet 100 

Lillington 425 

Longstreet 10 

Lumber Bridge 350 

Lumberton 1750 

Manly 7S 

Maxton 2700' 

McMillian 65 

McNair Memorial 5 

McPherson 725 

Midway 200 

Montpelier 900 

Mt. Pisgah 200 

Mt. Tabor 70 

Naomi 5 

Olivia 550 

Palestine 5 

Parkton 200 

Pinehurst 500 

Philiopi 25 

Pembroke 175 

Philadelphus 325 

Providence 35 

Priest Hill 5 

Raeford 2750 

Raven Rock 250 

Red Springs 3100 

Rex 325 

Rowland 750 

Sandy Grove 20 

Sardis 100 

Sherwood 150 

Shiloh 450 

Smyrna 475 

South Fayetteville 10 

Spence 10 

Spies 60 

St. Pauls 1500 

Sunnyside 200 

Union 50 

Vass 300 

West End 450 

Westminster 30 

Wildwood 5 



Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

The Trustees of Presbytery reported, that in accord- 
ance with the instruction of Presbytery, they had secured 



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a deed transferring the Hope Mills Church property to the 
Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the Presbyterial Ser- 
mon delivered by Rev. R. L. Alexander on the "Deity of 
Christ." Presbytery requested Mr. Alexander to furnish 
the Stated Clerk v^ith a copy of this sermon that it may 
be sent to the "Christian Observer," for publication. 

The Committee on Religious Education made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

I. General Report 

Your Committee on Religious Education has given much pray- 
erful consideration to the whole program as projected by our 
church and to the particular needs of our own Presbytery. We are 
beginning more and more to have a keen appreciation of the heart- 
ening challenge which the whole field of Religious Education offers. 
Some of our churches have entered upon a definite program which 
gives evidence of constructive leadership and a fine spirit of co- 
operation. Many of our ministers are much in earnest about this 
whole matter of Religious Education and are leading their churches 
in a splendid way. 

Your Committee received distinct encouragement from the many 
ministres and leaders of our churches by their enthusiastic co-oper- 
ation they gave us in the Bible School Forums held in Lillington, 
Pinehurst, Raeford and Maxton during the month of May. Each 
Forum was well attended by large groups of men and women 
and young people interested in setting up Bible Schools in their 
respective churches. As a result of these Forums, instead of report- 
ing a mere dozen or less Bible Schools in the Presbytery, we are 
able to report between thirty and forty. 

As we submit reports by the various departments of our Com- 
mittee, we would remind ourselves of the historic position of our 
church in standing for a high standard in the religious instruc- 
tion and development of our people, and call upon our great Pres- 
bytery to assume that leadership in this field which belongs to us 
by heritage. We would emphasize the fact upon which all of us 
can be agreed, that Religious Education after all is nothing more 
or less than the Christian training of our people, the whole teach- 
ing work of the church to which she has been ordained by our 
Lord, and as such, it lies at the very heart of all our work, and is 
foundational in the spiritual lives of all our people. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery endeavor to have the Session of each local 
church, realizing that it is directly chargeable with responsibility 
for the Christian nurture of its people, either itself or through some 



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appointed committee, to make a careful study of the Religious Edu- 
cation Work which is being carried on, and map out some simple 
constructive plan for enlarging and making more effective its 
teaching ministry. 

2. That Presbytery authorize the Committee on Religious Edu- 
cation to hold one day Sectional Institutes throughout the Presby- 
tery during the Fall presenting the whole program of Religious 
Education. 

3. That Presbytery call attention of the churches to the 1 
per cent of benevolent gifts which the Synod asks for promotion of 
the cause within bounds of Synod. These funds are to be sent to 
Rev. E. L, Barber, Treasurer, Aberdeen, North Carolina. 

4. The Committee on Evaluation and Advance brought to our 
attention the following facts revealed by the rating charts : That 
the program of Presbytery is too full, and not giving enough time 
for careful study and there is a recognized weakness among the 
brethren in the ministry in Bible study, and a lack of effectiveness 
in personal work and devotional habits. In view of these facts, the 
Committee on Religious Education recommends a rearrangement 
of the stated meetings of the Presbytery to provide for four one- 
day quarterly meetings, so there will be time for the business and 
for meeting spiritual and intellectual needs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. BARBER, General Chairman. 

II. Reports of Sub -Committees 

A. Leadership Training^: 

Recommendation : 

That Dr. J. O. Mann be asked to devote at least one month 
of his time to our Presbytery for a series of four Leadership Train- 
ing Schools, in different sections of our Presbytery, with the 
churches in neighboring communities being asked to co-operate. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. JAMES APPLEBY, Chairman. 

B. Young People's Division: 

Your Committee would call attention to the fine work being 
done by the Young People of Fayetteville Presbytery as evidenced 
by the following interesting facts : 

1. The Young People of Fayetteville Presbytery contributed 
more than any other Presbytery to Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Relief, to the College Gift Fund, and to ReHgious Education, 
and came second in total gifts of all the Presbyteries. 

2. The conferences of Fayetteville Presbytery enrolled more 
young people than any other Presbytery. 

Two Conferences were held at Flora Macdonald College this 
summer with the largest combined enrollment since the beginning 
of conference work in the Presbytery. The Intermediate Conference 
had an enrollment of 142, and the Senior Conference enrolled 146, 
making a combined enrollment of 288. This shows an increase of 



248 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



53 over the enrollment of last year; and 30 more than the largest 
enrollment of 1934. There was a deficit of $32.05. The Conference 
'Committee held the fees as low as possible but the expenses were 
heavier than anticipated. The Conferences have a balance on 
hand of $393.05. About forty workers assisted in the Conferences. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery extend its thanks to the Board of Trustees 
and the College authorities for the use of Flora Macdonald College 
for the Conferences. 

2. That Presbytery extend its thanks to all those who so will- 
ingly and faithfully gave their services to the Conferences. 

3. That the pastors be urged to give their sincere co-operation 
to the Conference Committee: First, in selecting with care the 
young people who attend, and second, in assisting the Committee 
in securing the best workers for the Conferences. 

4. That the policy of having two Conferences for the diififerent 
age groups be continued. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

C. Adult Division: 

Recommendation : 

1. That the Fall Men's Rally be held at the Laurel Hill Church 
on Tuesday, December 1, for afternoon and evening sessions. 

A program of special interest to Men of the Church is being 
planned and the pastors are urged to secure a representative at- 
tendance of their men. Rev. Blanton Belk has accepted an invitation 
to speak on this occasion. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. BEDINGER, Chairman. 

D. Children's Division: 

Forums on the setting up of Vacation Church Schools were 
held during the month of May at the following places : Lillington, 
Pinehurst, Raeford, and Maxton. The interest shown in these 
forums was gratifying. Some 180 teachers and leaders attended 
these forums representing 45 churches in the Presbytery. 

Reports from the churches are not complete but of the Zl 
churches reporting, 24 held Vacation Church Schools with a total 
enrollment of 1,800. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Rally Day be observed in all the churches at the most 
opportune time during the months of September and October, and 
that Rally Day be carefully followed up with a visitation of inactive 
members and those not connected with Sunday Schools. 

2. That special effort be made to establish Sunday School out- 



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posts where there is such need, and arrangements be made for the 
transportation of those who have no means of reaching a Sunday 
School. 

3. That an effort be made to arrange a Parent Training Class 
during the remaining part of this church year, which class to be 
conducted by some one well qualified to present the importance of 
the Christian home and how parents may help the child to a saving 
knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. P. CALHOUN, Chairman. 

£. Bible Instruction in Public Schools Division: 

Recommendations : 

1. To Determine the Need : That ministers throughout the 
Presbytery submit a uniform Bible examination to High School 
students in every school possible, and that these papers be turned 
over to the Chairman of this Sub-Committee for tabulation of this 
information for the Presbytery. 

2. To Meet the Need : That ministers ask the co-operation 
of county and local superintendents looking toward the establish- 
ment of Bible courses in the schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. McKELWAY, Chairman. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made a verbal report 
which was received as information. 

The Commission on Changes in Pastorates made a ver- 
bal report which was received as information. 

Licentiate D. F. Blue made a verbal report of his work 
during the Summer months which report was received and 
he was commended for his efforts. 

Presbytery took recess until 7 :30 P. M. 

FIRST DAY— NIGHT SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 P. M., and was led in 
prayer by the Moderator. 

The Diamond Jubilee Committee made a report in con- 
nection with which the following spoke for five minutes 
each on the subjects indicated : Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 
on "Bible Study and Prayer," Rev. E. L. Barber on "Evan- 
gelism," Rev. Eugene Alexander on "Stewardship," and 
Rev. S. H. Fulton on "Evaluation and Advance." The re- 
port was received as information. 

The Committee on Bible Cause made the following 
report which was adopted: 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BIBLE CAUSE 

Your Committee reports as follows : We have good evidence 
that the American Bible Society is making constantly renewed 
efforts to thoroughly equip itself for translating, publishing and 
distributing Bibles to all nations, and that the work to this end is 
well underway. 

We have information also that while much has been accom- 
plished, there is still need of continued effort along all these lines 
of work, and the need of help from every possible source to com- 
plete the task. 

We therefore urge the Presbytery through its individuals and 
its churches to keep these facts in mind and make now greater 
efforts to aid in this, one of the important services we can render. 

In view of the fact that all that should be done cannot be done 
without the co-operation of the people and the churches, be it there- 
fore resolved : That, whereas the work of the American Bible 
Society in translating, publishing, and distributing the Bible is of 
greatest importance to the life of the church and the salvation of 
souls and the whole missionary enterprise : 

1. That we express our hearty endorsement of the activities 
of the Society in its efforts to make the Bible more generally the 
common possession of humanity. 

2. That in as much as Sunday, December 6, 1936, has been 
designated as Universal Bible Sunday, ministers and churches rep- 
resented in this body take advantage of the co-operation offered 
by the Society in furnishing assistance, and plan carefully for a 
worthy observance of the day. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. SMITH, Chairman. 

The following minutes of the Commission to install 
Rev. John B. Reily were read and incorporated in the min- 
utes of Presbytery, the Commission being dissolved: 

REPORT OF COMMISSION 

The Commission to install Rev. John B. Reily as pastor of Big 
Rockfish, Sherwood and McPherson Churches met in Big Rockfish 
Church Sunday, August 30, at 3 :(X) P. M. The Commission was con- 
stituted by prayer, led by Rev. A. W. Dick. The following mem- 
bers of the Commission were present : Rev. W. E. Snipes, Chair- 
man ; Rev. A. W. Dick and Rev. James Appleby, and Ruling Elders 
L. C. Hubbard and W. A. West. The Commission engaged in 
public worship with the congregation at which time a sermon was 
preached by Rev. A. W. Dick from the text Luke 14:26. After 
worship. Rev. John B. Reily was duly installed according to the 
Book of Church Order, Rev. W. E. Snipes asking the constitu- 
tional questions to pastor and people and announcing the establish- 
ment of the new relation. Mr. L. C. Hubbard charged the pastor 
and Rev, James Appleby charged the people. The service was 
concluded with the benediction by Rev. John B. Reily. 

The Commission reconvened at Sherwood Church at 5 P. M. 



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Rev. James Appleby preached a sermon from Col. 1 :18. After 
worship Rev. John B. Reily was duly installed according to the 
Book of Church Order. Rev. W. E. Snipes asking the constitutional 
questions to pastor and people and announcing the establishment 
of the new relation. Mr. L. C. Hubbard charged the pastor and 
Rev. W. E. Snipes charged the people. The service was concluded 
with the benediction by Rev. John B. Reily. 

The Commission reconvened at McPherson Church at 8 P. M. 
Rev. W. E. Snipes preached a sermon from Matt. 16:18. After 
worship, Rev. John B. Reily was duly installed according to the 
Book of Church Order, Rev. James Appleby asking the consti- 
tutional questions to pastor and people and announcing the new 
relation. Mr. W. A. West charged the pastor and Rev. A. W. Dick 
charged the people. The service was concluded with the benediction 
by Rev. John B. Reily. 

W. E. SNIPES, Chairman, 
JAMES APPLEBY, Qerk. 

After devotional exercises, Rev. L. L. Little v^as heard 
in a brief address on the Foreign Mission work of the 
church. Dr. Little introduced Dr. J. M. Wells of Sumter, 
S. C, the invited speaker for this meeting of Presbytery. 
Dr. Wells spoke on the subject, "Christ and His Church." 

Presbytery adjourned v^ith prayer to meet at 8:45 
A. M., tomorrow^. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION 

Presbytery met at 8 :45 A. M., and was led in devotional 
exercises by Rev. J. B. Reily. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

The following minutes of the Commission to install 
Rev. C. I. Calcote were read and incorporated in the 
minutes of Presbytery, the Commission being dissolved: 

REPORT OF COMMISSION 

The members of the Commission to install Rev. C. L Calcote 
as pastor of the Vass Group of Churches, Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Mr. Gordon Cameron, 
and Mr. J. W. Graham, were all present at the four services. 

The Commission met at the Lakeview Church at 9:45 A. M., 
Sunday, May 30, 1936. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. 
A. R. McQueen was elected clerk. 

The Chairman, Rev. C. A. Lawrence, presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Rev. A. R. McQueen preached the 
sermon. Rev. M, P. Calhoun gave the charge to the pastor and Rev. 
A. R. McQueen charged the people. After prayer, the Rev. C. I. 
Calcote was declared installed as pastor of the Lakeview Church. 



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The Commission reconvened at 11 :00 A. M., at the Manly- 
Church. The Chairman presided and asked the constitutional 
questions. Rev. M. P. Calhoun oreached the sermon. Rev. A. R. 
McQueen charged the pastor and Mr. J. W. Graham charged the 
people. After an installation prayer, Rev. C. I. Calcote was de- 
clared to be duly installed as pastor of Manly Church. 

The Commission reconvened at 3 :30 P. M., at Union Church, be- 
ing led in prayer. The Chairman presided and asked the constitutional 
questions. The sermon was preached by Rev. A. R. McQueen, a 
son of old Union. Rev, M. P. Calhoun gave the charge to the pastor 
and Rev. A. R. McQueen charged the people. Special prayer was 
offered and Rev. C. I. Calcote was declared duly installed as pastor 
of the Union Church. 

The Commission reconvened at the Vass Church at 8:00 P. M. 
Rev. M. P. Calhoun preached the sermon and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. Rev. A. R. McQueen gave the charge to the 
pastor and Rev. C. A. Lawrence charged the people. Rev. C. L 
Calcote was then declared duly installed as pastor of the Vass 
Church. 

The Commission met after the service, the minutes were read 
and approved and the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

C. A. LAWRENCE, Chairman, 
A. R. McQUEEN, Clerk. 

CANDIDATES RECEIVED 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief presented Mr. David Alexander McLean who asked 
to be taken under the care of the Presbytery as a candi- 
date for the gospel ministry. Upon recommendation of 
the Committee, the required testimonials which were pre- 
sented were received as satisfactory. Presbytery pro- 
ceeded to examine Mr. McLean as prescribed by the Book 
of Church Order, which examination was sustained as sat- 
isfactory. Mr. McLean was then enrolled as a candidate 
for the ministry. 

The Committiee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief presented the necessary credentials and testi- 
monials for Mr. Ben Lacy Rose, who had at a previous 
meeting of Presbytery been received as a candidate for 
the ministry on condition that these testimonials be pre- 
sented. These testimonials were found satisfactory and 
Mr. Rose was enrolled as a candidate for the ministry. 

Upon recommendation of the Presbytery's Committee 
of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, requests of 
Candidates J. Murphy Smith and D. O. Mclnnis for a loan 
of sixty ($60.00) dollars each from the Executive Com- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 253 

mittee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, were 
approved. 

Licentiate David Fairley Blue, Jr., presented himself 
before Presbytery with the request that he be ordained to 
the ministry. Since the examination of Mr. Blue for 
licensure was satisfactory and the Presbytery was fully 
satisfied with his qualifications for the ministry, the Pres- 
bytery proceeded with his ordination. After the consti- 
tutional questions had been asked by the Moderator and 
the hands of the Presbytery had been laid on in prayer, 
the Moderator of the Presbytery declared Mr. Blue regu- 
larly ordained as an evangelist. A charge was delivered 
by the Moderator. After signing the obligations required 
by the Presbytery of its ministers, Mr. Blue was enrolled 
as a member of the Presbytery. 

The Committee on Home Missions made the following 
report which was adopted : 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS 

The five groups of churches receiving aid from the Presby- 
tery report for the six months ending September 30, 1936, as follows : 
Churches served 18, services held 353, professions of faith in Christ 
53, added to the church on profession of faith in Christ 51, by letter 
14, Sabbath schools maintained 17, churches repaired 3, manses re- 
paired 1, churches making the Every Member Canvass 18, churches 
paying apportionments 7. 

Rev. D. H. Dulin, of Effingham, S. C, has accepted calls from 
the Sardis group, and will move to this field October 1st. Three 
men have visited the Barbecue group, two of the three turned the 
group down, and the other was not satisfactory to all the churches 
of the group. 

Miss Betty Ficquitt was employed for three months to work 
among the young people on Rev. Dixon McDonald's field. Her 
work was highly satisfactory, as she increased the attendance of 
the young people on church services about two-fold. The appeal 
made through the columns of the "Presbyterian News" for a special 
fund of $1,000.00 with which to secure a permanent worker in this 
field has resulted in about $10.00. 

Recommendations : 

1. That the Rev. David F. Blue, Jr., be permitted to serve the 
Fayetteville group of Home Mission Churches until the Spring 
meeting of Presbytery, 1937, on terms agreeable to himself and the 
churches. 

2. That the Study of Missions to be observed in October be 
taken up in the Sabbath Schools from the Men's Bible Classes to 
the Primary Classes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. McQueen, chairman. 



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The following Special Committee was appointed to 
bring before this meeting of Presbytery some definite 
plans for Home Mission publicity: Rev. E. L. Barber, 
Chairman ; Rev. J. W. Crinkley and Rev. A. R. McQueen. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures beg leave to report 
that we have examined our Book, of Church Order (Revised Edi- 
tion), The v^^ording of Article 78 begins as follows: 'The Presby- 
tery shall meet at least twice a year on its own adjournment;" 
Therefore your Committee would hereby make the following 
recommendations : 

1. That the Presbytery shall hereafter hold four Stated Meet- 
ings of one day each during the year, instead of two. 

2. That the next Stated Meeting be held on the second Tues- 
day in January, Janary 12, 1937, at 10:00 A. M. 

3. That the Moderator appoint a committee of three which 
shall recommend to the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery such 
changes in the Manual and Presbyterial procedure and programs 
as may be necessary, or advisable, under the new arrangement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. C. BUCHANAN, Chairman. 

Presbytery granted Rev. D. H. Dulin, of Pee Dee Pres- 
bytery, and Rev. R. H. Poole, of Wilmington Presbytery, 
permission to labor within the bounds of this Presbytery 
until the next Stated Meeting of the Presbytery. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard Rev. J. M. Wells, 
D.D., in an address on "The Values of the Church." Pres- 
bytery expressed, by a rising vote, its appreciation of the 
two addresses which Dr. Wells made. 

The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as visiting brethren : Rev. P. Cary Adams, Wil- 
mington Presbytery; Rev. J. M. Wells, D.D., Harmony 
Presbytery; Rev. Frank Blue, Rev. C. N. Morrison and 
Rev. C. L. Wicker, Orange Presbytery. 

The Committee on Assembly's Educational Institutions 
made a report which was received as information and the 
following recommendations adopted : 

Recommendaticns : 

1. That we recognize the importance of the work of the 
Assembly's Training School and endeavor to relieve the institution 



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of its burdensome debt by giving it the full quota of .9 per cent, 
and also that each church make a free-will offering to the School 
before November 1, 1936. 

2. That in accordance with the recommendations of the General 
Assembly, the second Sunday of October be designated as "The 
General Assembly's Training School Day," and that each minister 
be requested to give the people information about the School and 
offer special prayer in its behalf. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

The Committee on Synod's Educational Institutions 
made a report which was received as information. Rev. 
P. Gary Adams, President of the Presbyterian Junor Col- 
lege, was heard in the interest of that institution. 

The Committee on Orphans' Home made a report which 
was received as information and the following recom- 
mendations adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ORPHANS' HOME 

Recommendations : 

1. That Mr. Claude Rankin, Fayetteville, N. C, Fayetteville 
Presbytery's representative on Synod's Special Committee for the 
Thanksgiving Offering, be granted the privilege of naming the 
committee for Fayetteville Presbytery at a later date, the personnel 
of the committee to be filed with the Stated Clerk. 

2. That Presbytery go on record as favoring the plan of seeing 
that every man, woman and child is given a chance to contribute 
to the Orphanage this coming Thanksgiving. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. L. ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

REPORT OF HISTORIAN 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Historian of the Presbytery, 
made his report and read portions from historical sketches 
of the following churches : Rex, Comfort, Lillington, Mont- 
pelier, Ashpole, South Fayetteville, and Olivia. Presbytery 
expressed its thanks to the writers of these sketches. Pres- 
bytery, by a rising vote, thanked Mr. Kirkpatrick for his 
work as Historian. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :45 P. M. 

SECOND DAY—AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :45 P. M., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. H. W. Koelling. 

It was ordered that a one-half hour period at two 



256 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Stated meetings of Presbytery each year be devoted to 
the report of the Historian and the reading of histories of 
the churches. 

The Committee on Presbytery's Educational Institu- 
tions made a verbal report which was received as infor- 
mation. Dr. C. G. Vardell was heard in the interest of 
Flora Macdonald College. 

The Committee on Printed Minutes made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

REPORT ON MINUTES OF PRESBYTERY 

Your Committee has compared a corrected copy of the Printed 
Minutes of the Spring meeting of Presbytery, 1936, with the written 
minutes and finds that a true copy had been made. The Com- 
mittee recommends that the printed copy be accepted as the official 
Minutes of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. LEMMON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Temperance made a report which 
was received as information and the following recom- 
mendation was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 

Recommendations : 

We recommend that all ministers, church officers, and members 
of our respective churches keep the great subject of temperance 
constantly before God in prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL, Chairman. 

The Committee on Moral and Social Welfare made a 
report which was received as information and the follow- 
ing recommendations were adopted : 

REPORT ON MORAL AND SOCIAL WELFARE 
Recommendations : 

1. That all organizations within the churches be urged to 
arrange for periods for the study of the report of the General 
Assembly's Committee on Moral and Social Welfare as adopted in 
1936. * 

2. That continued emphasis be laid upon the fuller acceptance 
of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of men and the Lord of all life as 
the basis of all our thinking on questions of moral and social 
welfare. 



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3. (a) That Fayetteville Presbytery approve the five recom- 
mendations following the section on "The Threat of War." (Assem- 
bly's Minutes, 1936, P. 97). 

(b) That every Christian face the possibility of his ow^n nation 
being involved in v^ar, and realizing that the spirit of Christ's 
teaching is opposed to the spirit of worldly ambition, greed and 
fear, prepare his soul for trial and pray God for strength and for 
the gift to see clearly his duty as through the eyes of Christ. 

4. That Fayetteville Presbytery approve the articles of belief 
at the close of the section on "The Need of Economic Justice," 
(Assembly's Minutes, 1936, P. 98). 

5. That Fayetteville Presbytery approve the recommendations 
at the close of the section on "The Race Problem," (Assembly's 
Minutes, 1936, P. 100). 

6. That Fayetteville Presbytery adopt the recommendations 
in the last paragraph of the section on "Gambling," (Assembly's 
Minutes, 1936, P. 101), and that the ministers of all our churches 
be urged to take an uncompromising stand against anything within 
the church which comes under the least suspicion of gambling as a 
means of raising funds. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

A. J. McKELWAY, Chairman. 

The Committee on State of Religion made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

REPORT ON STATE OF RELIGION 

Your Committee would call the attention of Presbytery to the 
following facts : 

1. The Sabbath is becoming more and more a day set apart 
for selfish purposes rather than a day for glorifying God. 

2. Family religion is being neglected in such a fashion that one 
may almost say that for the most part it has ceased to exist. 

3. There seems to be a lack of conviction on the part of many 
church members relating to questions of moral and ethical conduct, 
so that in many cases there is no line of demarcation between the 
Christian and non-Christian in daily living. Many have confused 
legal and moral laws. 

4. Loss of vitality in religion has led to little growth in church 
membership, and some churches report no growth at all. This lack 
of religious zeal is reflected in the gifts of the churches which have 
not kept up with the blessings of prosperity which have been 
poured out upon our people. 

Recommendations : 

1. That ministers, elders and deacons be an example to their 
people in examining themselves to see if they are being true 
to their Christ in carrying out the commission which He has given 
unto them in His life and teaching. 

2. That use be made of the pulpit and in pastoral visitation 
in promoting family worship in the congregations. 



258 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

3. That September 27th be observed as Sabbath Observance 
Day where it is feasible, and if not, some day during the Fall 
months when the attention of the people may be called to the 
use to which the Sabbath may be put for the glory of God. 
Respectfully submitted, 

M. P. CALHOUN, Chairman. 

The Commission on the Hope Mills Church made re- 
port. The minutes of the Commission were read and 
Presbytery directed that they be incorporated in the min- 
utes of Presbytery. The Commission was continued. The 
Minutes of the Commission are as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE 
HOPE MILLS CHURCH 

Hope Mills, N. C, May 31, 1936. 

The Commission on the Hope Mills Church met in the Parish 
House at Hope Mills, N. C. Present: Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman; 
Ministers: L. A. McLaurin, R. G. Matheson and C M. Gibbs; Ruling 
Elders : E. F. Murray, McKay McKinnon and J. H. Suttenfield. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk of the Commission. 

It was ordered recorded in the minutes of this meeting that the 
Commission had met as a body on three previous occasions with 
every member of the Commission present each time. The purpose 
of these meetings was to endeavor to bring about an adjustment 
of matters in the Hope Mills Church which would be satisfactory to 
the two factions. Since the Commission has been unable to ac- 
complish this, or to make any headway towards a settlement, the 
Hope Mills Church was cited to appear before the Commission on 
June 30, 1936. at 8:00 P. M., to show cause why the Hope Mills 
Church should not be dissolved. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

The Commission adjourned with prayer to meet June 30, 1936, 
at the Parish House, Hope Mills, N. C, at 7:30 P. M. 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman, 
C. M. GIBBS, Clerk. 

Hope Mills, N. C, June 30, 1936. 

The Commission on the Hope Mills Church met at the Parish 
House at Hope Mills, N. C, at 8:00 P. M., in the presence of the 
congregation of the Hope Mills Presbyterian Church. All members 
of the Commission were present. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. 

The citation of the Hope Mills Church, as recorded in the 
minutes of the Commission on May 31, 1936, to show cause why 
the said church should not be dissolved, was read. Ample oppor- 
tunity was given to all who wished to speak to this matter. Several 
members of the church responded, there appearing still a very 
pronounced and decided division in the church. 

The congregation was dismissed and the Commission met in 
executive session. Since there appeared to the Commission no hope 
of a settlement of the difficulties within the church under the exist- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 259 

ing conditions, the Commission voted unanimously, but with deep 
regret and great reluctance, to dissolve the Hope Mills Church. 

The Commission directed that all funds belonging to the Hope 
Mills Church be turned over to the Treasurer of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery; that the Sessional Records of said church be turned over 
to the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery; and that all other proper- 
ties belonging to the Hope Mills Church be turned over to the 
Trustees of the Presbytery. The following Committee was appointed 
by the Commission to notify the church of the action of the Com- 
mission and to take steps at once for the proper transfer of the 
property : Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman ; Rev. L. A. McLaurin and 
Rev. C. M. Gibbs. This Committee was directed to grant letters 
of transfer to the membership of the church, and to arrange with 
Rev. John B. Reily to begin work at Hope Mills immediately. 

A meeting of the congregation of the Hope Mills Church was 
ordered called for Sunday night, July 5, 1936, at the Parish House, 
Hope Mills, N. C, at 8:00 P. M., to hear the report of the 
Commission. 

Rev. John B. Reily was granted evangelistic powers in the Hope 
Mills field. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 
The Commission adjourned with prayer to meet at the call of 
the Chairman. 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman, 
C. M. GIBBS, Qerk. 

Carthage, N. C, September 22, 1936. 
The Commission on the Hope Mills Church met in the Pres- 
byterian Church, Carthage, N. C. All members of the Commission 
were present with the exception of Ruling Elder E. F. Murray. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The Committee appointed at the last meeting of the Com- 
mission reported that the Hope Mills Church had been duly notified 
of the decision of the Commission in dissolving the Hope Mills 
Church; that a deed for the lot upon which the old church had 
stood had been executed transferring the ownership to the Pres- 
bytery; and that the Building Fund of $2,000.00, derived from the 
insurance on the old church building, had been turned over to the 
Treasurer of Presbytery. 

The Commission directed that all papers and records of the Hope 
Mills Church case be placed in the files of the Presbytery. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved. 

The Commission adjourned with prayer. 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman, 
C. M. GIBBS, Clerk. 

Presbytery instructed the Treasurer of Presbytery to 
hol<i all money secured from the Hope Mills Church for 
use in that field. 



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CHANGE IN MANUAL 

The following- resolution was adopted making a change 
in the Manual of Presbytery : 

RESOLUTION CHANGING MANUAL 

That the Manual be changed to provide an additional section 
of the Committee on Examination, consisting of three members, 
to receive from the Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief the papers of candidates for the ministry, the Thesis, 
Exegesis, and Exposition, examining same and report to Pres- 
bytery their findings. These papers shall be submitted to the 
Chairman of the Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief at least two weeks before the time of the meeting of Pres- 
bytery at which the candidate makes application for licensure. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence and Rev. E. B. Carr were granted 
permission to labor outside the bounds of the Presbytery 
until the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

The Committee on Nominations made a report which 
was adopted. (See General Directory). 

The Committee on Resolutions made the following re- 
port which was adopted by a rising vote. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

We wish to express our appreciation to Rev. W. S. Golden and 
his people for a delightful meeting of Presbytery. Every effort 
has been made to minister to our comfort and convenience and 
make the meeting thoroughly enjoyed by all. 

We would especially mention Mrs. Lelia Cox, pianist, and the 
local choir, who led us in the worship of music; the Woman's Aux- 
iliaries of Carthage, Union and Eureka Churches, who served such 
delicious meals to the Presbytery ; the co-operation of the other 
denominations of the community in entertaining the ministers and 
elders ; and the two splendid addresses of Rev. John M. Wells of 
Sumter, S. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. McARTHUR, Chairman. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery was instructed to send 
Dr. Wells a check covering his expenses in coming to Pres- 
bytery. 

The Stated Clerk reported that all the Commissioners 
to the 1936 General Assembly had filed their written re- 
ports with him. All the Commissioners with the exception 
of one attended all the sessions of the Assembly and were 
commended for their diligence. Dr. D. S. Currie was provi- 
dentially prevented from attending any part of the 
Assembly. 

It was ordered that the names of those having been 
Commissioners to the General Assembly for the last ten 



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years be printed on the dockets for the meeting of Pres- 
bytery at which the Commissioners to the next Assembly 
are to be elected. 

The following Commissioners to the 1937 General 

Assembly were elected : 

Principals: 

Ministers: A. J. McKelway, M. P. Calhoun, H. W. Koelling, and 
R. L. Alexander. 

Ruling Elders: W. H. Currie, A. T. McLean, L. Z. Collier, and 
J. B. McCallum, Jr. 

Alternates: 

Ministers: L. Smith, W. A. Brown, J. W. Crinkley, and John 
B. Reily. 

Rulinsr Elders: Mac Cameron, H. M. Pinkston, C. J. McCallum, 
and J. Bruce Cameron. 

A resolution regarding the provision of a place on the 
program of the stated meetings of Presbytery for an ad- 
dress by a returned missionary was referred to the Pro- 
gram Committee. 

Rev. L. L. Little, D.D., announced to the Presbytery the 
expectation of Mrs. Little and himself to return to their 
work in China in October. Presbytery engaged in prayer 
in their behalf, being led by Rev. A. R. McQueen. 

Rev. A. J. McKelway was elected Chairman of the Pro- 
gram Committee for the next stated meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

The Moderator appointed the followiing Special Com- 
mittee to recommend such changes in the Manual as are 
necessary or seem advisable under the new arrangement 
for the meetings of Presbytery: Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chair- 
man; Rev. John B. Reily and Mr. Mac Cameron. 

An invitation from the St. Pauls Church for the next 
stated meeting of Presbytery was accepted. 

The Special Committee on Publicity for the Cause of 
Home Missions made the following report which was 
adopted : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE 

Realizing that there is an emergency situation in Home Missions 
confronting our Presbytery that calls for emergency decision and 
action, we recommend : 



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Recommendations: 

1. Thgit Presbytery authorize the Home Mission Committee 
to launch a campaign to inform the churches of the Presbytery's 
Home Mission task. 

2. That the Home Mission Committee be authorized to pre- 
pare a booklet on the "Task of Home Missions in Fayetteville 
Presbytery." 

3. That funds to the amount of $100.00 be provided the Com- 
mittee by the Treasurer of the Presbytery for publication of the 
booklet. 

4. That Presbytery urge all our churches to use this booklet 
as a basis of study of Home Missions this Fall, in all departments of 
our organization that all our people may know the actual need of 
this important Cause. 

5. That the Committee on Religious Education co-operate with 
the Committee on Home Missions in giving place for the presenta- 
tion of Presbytery's needs in its Fall District Conferences. 

6. That our Committee on Stewardship also be asked to co- 
operate with the Home Mission Committee in raising adequate 
funds for this Cause. 

7. That the Home Mission Committee be requested to send 
letters to all our churches announcing an emergency campaign for 
greater interest and offerings for Home Missions in the Presby- 
tery, calling on ministers and church officers to co-operate in mak- 
ing the campaign a spiritual and financial success. 

8. That the Home Mission Committee ask the Woman's Aux- 
iliary also to aid in getting this Cause before the women of the 
church, requesting local Auxiliaries to make a special study of our 
Home Mission needs. 

9. Attention is called to the interesting fact that although this 
Presbytery actually contributed something like $38,000,00 to Benov- 
olences last year, and although 12 1-2 per cent was due our Com- 
mittee on Home Missions in Fayetteville Presbytery, the Committee 
actually received only about $2,500.00. Therefore, we would call 
upon our ministers and elders to see to it that their church treas- 
urers send 12 1-2 per cent to our Home Mission Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman. 

Presbytery directed that the next Presbyterial sermon 
as provided for in the report of the Nominating Committee 
be preached at the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and 
approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in the St. 
Pauls Church, St. Pauls, N. C, on January 12, 1937, at 
10:00 A. M. 

JAMES APPLEBY, Moderator, 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUTIONS 



The following is the percentage of distribution of the Benevolent 
Funds for the year beginning April 1, 1936, as approved by- 
Presbytery, with the names of the Treasurers to whom the funds 
are to be sent. The percentage is to be calculated on the basis of 
the total receipts for the Benevolent Budget and should be distrib- 
uted at least once each quarter. The churches are urged by Presby- 
tery to carefully observe this schedule of apportionments and 
thereby equalize the Benevolent Funds among the Causes. 



Cause Per Cent Treasurer 

Foreign Missions 31.0 Mr. Edwin F. Willis, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 

Assembly's Home Missions 16.0 Mr. A. N. Sharpe, 1522 Hurt 

Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 7.5 Rev. W. H. Hopper, 410 Urban 

Building, Louisville, Ky. 

Religious Education 2.5 Mr. R. E. Magill, 6-8 N. 6th St., 

Richmond, Va. 

Assembly's Training School .9 Mr. Geo. W. Call, Union Bank, 

Richmond, Va. 

Bible Cause .6 Mr. Gilbert DarHngton, Bible 

House, New York City. 

Synod's Home Missions 8.7 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Schools and Colleges 8.5 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Union Theological Sem 1.3 Mr. W. R. Miller, Richmond, Va. 

Orphans' Home 7.5 Mr. Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 

Springs, N. C. 

Presbytery's H. Missions— 12.5 Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rowland, 

N. C 

Rel. Ed. in the Synod — - 1.0 Rev. E. L. Barber, 

Aberdeen, N. C. 

Rel. Work in State Ed. Inst. 2.0 Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 



(For the percentage of distribution for the year 1937-3S, see 
the Report of the Stewardship Committee in this issue of the 
Minutes). 



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TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ST. PAULS, N. C. 

AND 

TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-NINTH STATED MEETING 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LUMBERTON, N. C. 

January and April, 1937 

NEXT STATED MEETING JULY 13, 1937 
ASHPOLE CHURCH, ROWLAND, N. C. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ST. PAULS, N. C. 

AND 

TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-NINTH STATED MEETING 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LUMBERTON, N. C. 

January and April, 1937 



NEXT STATED MEETING JULY 13, 1937 
ASHPOLE CHURCH, ROWLAND, N. C. 



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GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderators : 

January Meeting — Rev. R. L. Alexander Lumberton 

April Meeting — Rev. J. M. Lemmon Rov^land 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C M. Gibbs (1938) Erwin 

Permanent Qerk— Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1938) Laurel Hill 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius Lillington 

Treasurer — Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1938) Rowland 

Historian — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Laurinburg 

The terms of office expire as indicated by the date with each 
name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Fall 1937— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 193&— Rev. W. M. Fairley Raeford 

Fall 1939— Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

Fall 1940— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

II. Elise Academy 
Fall 1937— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Hemp ; Mr. J. R. McQueen, Lake- 
view. 
Fall 1938 — Rev. W. S. Golden, Mr. A. B. Cameron, Carthage; and 

Mr. C. D. Hutaff, Fayetteville. 
Fall 1939— Rev. R. G. Matheson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 

and Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 
Fall 1940 — Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, Laurinburg; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, 

Fayetteville; and Mrs. J. H. Suttenfield, Aberdeen. 
Trustee-at-Large — Mr. John Kennedy. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1938— Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. McCain, 
Sanatarium ; Rev. A. R: McQueen, and Mr. Hiram 
Grantham, Red Springs. 
Spring 1939— Rev. E. L. Barber, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurel Hill; 
Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; and Mr. Chas. G. 
Rose, Fayetteville. 
Spring 1940— Rev. A. W. Dick; Mr. Ernest Graham, Red Springs; 
Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; Mr. H. McN. Jones, 
Laurinburg. 
Trustee-at-Large — Col. John Gribble. 

IV. Donalson Academy 
C. G. Rose, Qaude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, T. A. Devane, Dr. 
D, G. McKeithan, Frank J. Steadman, H. M. Pinkston, of Fay- 
etteville ; Edgar Hall, Raeford; A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 
and W. M. Fairley. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 
Spring 1938— Frank Cameron and Neill A. McFayden, Raeford. 
Spring 1939— J. B. Cameron and John McKay Blue, Raeford. 
Spring 1940— George Patterson, Raeford. 

VI. Presbytery 

Fall 1937 — C. G. Rose, Fayetteville; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; 
Hinton James, Laurinburg. 

VII. Lebannon, Church Cemetery 

Francis Coxe, Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie, 



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GENERAL DIRECTORY (Continued) 
COMMITTEES 

Note : The terms of office of all committee members expire 
at the Stated October Meeting of the Presbytery of year indicated. 

I. Executive Committees 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman 
(1937) ; Rev. R. L. Alexander (1937), Mr. O. L. Johnson, Lilling- 
ton (1937) ; Rev. L. A. McLaurin (1939) ; Rev. F. M. Bain (1939) ; 
Mr. J. B. McCallum, Jr., Maxton (1939); Rev. W. S. Golden 
(1938), Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1938), Mr. L. L. McGoogan, St. 
Pauls (1938). 

2. Stewardship: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman (1938) ; Rev. 
W. A. Brown (1939); Mr. J. M. Shaw, Lillington (1937). 

3. Religious Education: Rev. E. L. Barber, General Chairman, 
(1938). 

Chairmen of Sub -Committees 

(1) Leadership Training: Rev. James Appleby, 1939). 

(2) Young People's Division: Rev. S. H. Fulton, (1937). 

(3) Adult Division: Rev. A. W. Dick, (1938). 

(4) Children's Division: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, (1938). 

(5) Organizatoin and Administration : Rev. Neill Mclnnis (1937). 

(6) Bible Instruction In Public Schools : Rev. A. J. McKelway, 
(1938). 

Other Members of Committee: 

Hon. C. G. Rose, Fayetteville (1937) ; Mr. Mac Cameron, Laurin- 
burg, (1939); Mr. W. M. Shaw, Favetteville, (1938); Rev. H. G. 
Bedinger, (1937) ; Mr. J. M. Wilson, Fkyetteville, (1939) ; Mrs. W. H. 
Currie, Carthage, (1939) ; Mrs. W. D. Johnson, St. Pauls, (1939). 

4. Woman's Work:: Rev. J. B. Black, Chairman, (1937); Rev. 
W. J. Huneycutt, (1939) ; Rev. W. A. Brown, (1938). 

II. Permanent Committees 

1. Assembly's Work: Rev. R. G. Matheson, General Chairman, 
(1938). 

(1) Foreign Missions: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, (1939). 

(2) Assembly's Home Missions: Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, 1939). 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: Rev. W. S. 
Golden, (1937). 

(4) Bible Cause: Rev. L. Smith, 1939). 

(5) Educational Institutions: Rev. J. F. Menius, (1937). 

(6) Minutes of the General Assembly: Rev. M. D. McNeill, 
(1938). 

2. Synod's Work: Rev. A. D. Carswell, General Chairman, (1937). 

(1) Synod's Home Missions: Rev, C. I. Calcote, (1939). 

(2) Educational Institutions: Rev. W .M. Fairley, (1938). 

(3) Orphans' Home: Rev. R. L. Alexander, (1938). 

(4) Minutes of Synod: Rev, J. T. Echols, (1939). 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Program: Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman, Pastor of Host 
Church, Stated Clerk, and the Chairmen of the Four Exec- 
tive Committees. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 267 



GENERAL DIRECTORY (Continued) 

(2) State of Religion: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman (1937); 
Mr. Hugh McAllister, Lumberton (1939) ; Rev. Neill Mc- 
Innis (1938). 

(3) Business: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman, (1937); Mr. W. N. 
Alford, Rowland (1939), David Townsend (1937), G. K. Mc- 
Neill (1938), Auditing: Rev. A. J. McKelway (1938), Ses- 
sional Records. 

(4) Educational Institutions: Rev. S. H. Fulton (1937), Chair- 
man; Dr. P. P. McCain, Sanatarium (1939); Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen (1938); Mr. Edgar Hall, Raeford (1938). 

(5) Printed Minutes: Rev. J. M. Lemmon, Chairman (1938) ; 
Rev. John B. Reily (1939) ; Rev. G. E. Moorehouse (1937). 

(6) Temperance: Rev. A. D. Carswell, Chairman (1937) ; Rev. 
J. F. Menius (1939) ; Rev. Dixon McDonald (1938) ; Mr. J. R. 
McQueen, Lakeview (1937) ; Mr. M. C. McDonald, West 
End (1939); Mr. Scott Poole, Raeford (1938). 

(7) Social and Moral Welfare: Rev. A. T. McKelway, Chair- 
man (1938) ; Rev. James Appleby (1937) ; Mr. J. M. Wilson. 
Fayetteville (1939). 

(8) Examinations: 

(a) Theology: A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley and M. P. 
Calhoun. 

(b) Church History: S. H. Fulton, F. M. Bain, James 
Appleby. 

(c) Church Government and Sacraments: W. S. Golden, 
A. J. McKelway and Neill Mclnnis. 

(d) English Bible: J. B. Black, J. S. Gray and E. B. Carr. 

(e) Moral Science and Philosophy: J. B. Reily, E. L. 
Barber and J. F. Menius. 

(f) Natural Science: C G. Vardell, A. W. Dick and H. G. 
Bedinger. 

(g) Languages: G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Lemmon and 
M. P. Calhoun. 

(h) Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture: S. H. Fulton, 
J. F. Menius and R. L. Alexander. 

III. Special Committees 

(1) On Long Street Church: Rev. W. M. Fairley, Chairman; 
Mr. D. M. Fairley, Manchester; Rev. F. M. Bain, Mr. D. J. 
Ray, Fayetteville. 

(2) On Jubilee Celebration: Rev. A. W. Dick, Chairman; Rev. 
Eugene Alexander, Rev. E. L. Barber, Rev. G, F. Kirk- 
patrick, and Messrs. Mac Cameron, C. G. Rose, McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, Leewood McCallum, McQueen Baily and J. M. 
Shaw. 



268 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



GENERAL DIRECTORY (Continued) 

(3) On Ministers' Annuity Fund: Mr. McKay McKinnon, Max- 

ton, N. C, Chairman; Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. R. L. Alex- 
ander, Rev. Eugene Alexander, Rev. A. W. Dick, Mr. W. R. 
Sutherland, Mr. Edgar Hall, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Dr. 
P. P. McCain, Mr. A. T. McLean, Dr. D. S. Currie, Mr. 
W. M. Shav^, Mr. J. M. Wilson and Mr. Charles G. Rose. 

(4) On Nominations: Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Chairman; Rev. 

James Appleby, and Mr. J. B. McCallum, Jr. 

(5) On Montpelier and Laurel Hill Churches: Rev. J. F. Menius, 

Chairman; Rev. James Appleby and Mr. J. B. McCallum, 
Jr. 

COMMISSIONS 

(1) On Changes in Pastorates: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chair- 
man; Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Rev. W. J. Hunneycutt, Mr. 
J. A. McArthur, Fayetteville ; Mr. Alex White, Maxton. 

(2) On Hope Mills Church: Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman; 
Ministers : L. A. McLaurin, R. G. Matheson, and C. M. 
Gibbs. RuHng Elders : McKay McKinnon, E. F. Murray 
and J. H. Suttenfield. 

PRESBYTERIAL SERMON 

Stated Meeting: July, 1937. Rev. A. J. McKelway. Subject: 'The 
Deity of Christ." 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

David Alexander Bow^les Fayetteville, N. C. 

Junior at Union Seminary. 

John Pender McBryde Linden, N. C. 

Teaching School, 

Donald Overton Mclnnis West End, N. C. 

Junior at Davidson College 

David Alexander McLean ____Eagle Springs, N. C. 

First Year at Davidson College. 

Luther James Morriss Olivia, N. C. 

Senior at Davidson College. 

Benj. Lacy Rose ____Fayetteville, N. C. 

Middle Class at Union Seminary 

John Murphy Smith Lumber Bridge, N. C, Rt-3 

Middle Class at Union Seminary 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 269 

TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-EIGHTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

St. Pauls, N. C, January 12, 1937. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Forty-eighth Stated Meeting at 10:00 A.M., in the Pres- 
byterian Church, St. Pauls, N. C, and was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. James Appleby, and was led in 
prayer by Rev. M. P. Calhoun. 

The following were present and enrolled or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, b. A. McLaurin, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C M. Gibbs, R. G. Matheson, J. B. Black, 
F. M. Bain, A. D. Carswell, W. J. Huneycutt, Neill Mclnnis, Dixon 
McDonald, J. M. Lemmon, H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, E. L. 
Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Be- 
dinger, A. W. Dick, James Appleby, R. L. Alexander, J. W. Crink- 
ley, A. J. McKelway, M. P. Calhoun, J. T. Echols, J. S. Gray, C. I. 
Calcote, John B. Reily, D. F. Blue, Jr., H. R. Poole and D. H. 
Dulin.— 34. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch ; J. A. McGirt, Ashpole ; 
H. W. Leach, Bensalem; L. W. Lassiter, Berea; J. H. Suttenfield, 
Bethesda; H. M. Covington, Bluff; Neill Bryan, Buies Creek; A. B. 
Cameron, Carthage; L. E. Gibson, Church in the Pines; M. A. Mc- 
Farland, Church of the Covenant ; W. L. Barrett, Comfort ; D. K. 
McKenzie, Culdee ; R. L. Remsburg, Dunn; C. E. McManus, Elise; 
D. E. Lasater, Erwin; D. P. Campbell, Eagle Springs; D. C. Holder, 
Ephesus; J. M. Blue, Eureka; N. H. McGeachy, Fayetteville First; 
J. D. Shaw, Flat Branch; F. A. Monroe, Galatia ; D. L. Smith, Gil- 
more Memorial; J. E. Graham, Godwin; J. A. McGeachy, Highland; 
T. S. Greyard, lona ; M. A. Clark, Jackson Springs ; W. C. Smith, 
Lakeview ; A. H. McDonald, Laurel Hill; T. L. Henley, Laurinburg; 
B. B. Holder, Leaflet; O. L. Johnson, Lilhngton ; L. B. Martin, Max- 
ton; J. A. McMillan, McMillan; N. L. McFadyen, McPherson; R. L. 
Lytch, Midway; Charles Livingston, Montpelier; D. E. Graham, 
Olivia; J. W. Wright, Parkton ; W. C. Guin, Philippi; A. C. Mc- 
Donald, Pinehurst; Robert Chapman, Red Springs; W. C. Mc- 
Callum, Rowland; Henry Elliot, Sardis ; J. H. Clark, Sherwood; 
W. L. Thornberg, Shiloh ; Dan C. Stewart, Smyrna; A. L. Monroe, 
Spies; Marcus Smith, St. Pauls; J. M. Bulla, Sunnyside ; J. S. Mc- 
LauchHn, Union; A. B. Parker, Vass ; M. C. McDonald, West End; 
L. Z. Collier, Westminster. — 53. 

There were also present 34 visiting ruling elders and deacons. 

Presbytery was led in prayer for guidance in the elec- 
tion of a Moderator, after which Rev. R. L. Alexander 
was unanimously elected. Rev. J. F. Menius was elected 
Temporary Clerk. 



270 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. James Appleby, the retiring Moderator, preached 
the opening- sermon using as his text Joshua 14:12. Pres- 
bytery again engaged in prayer. 

Rev. Abner Robertson, of East Hanover Presbytery was 
introduced to the Presbytery and was invited to sit as a 
visiting brother. 

Rev. Abner Robertson, of Richmond, Va., the visiting 
speaker for this meeting of Presbytery was heard in an 
address on "Religion in the Family," which address was 
followed by a period of open discussion. 

Rev. J. W. Harrell, of the M. E. Church, South; Rev. 
E. E. Gillespie, of- Orange Presbytery; Rev. D. H. Dulin, 
of Pee Dee Presbytery, and Rev. H. R. Poole of Wilming- 
ton Presbytery were introduced to Presbytery and invited 
to sit as visiting brethren. 

The Committee on Changes in the Manual of Presby- 
tery made the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHANGES IN THE MANUAL 

The Committee on Changes in the Manual of Presbytery re- 
spectfully submits the following report : 

1. We would respectively recommend that the sections indicatea 
be changed to read as follows : 

Section I. C. 2, b. "The minutes shall be printed under his 
direction after the April and October meetings." 

Section II. 1. "The stated meetings of Presbytery shall be the 
Tuesday after the second Sunday in January, July and October; 
and the Tuesday after the third Sunday in April, the hour to be 
designated when the place of meeting is chosen or by the Stated 
Clerk upon publication of announcement of meeting." 

Section II. 5. "At the January and July meetings of Presby- 
tery a minister shall be appointed to preach a sermon at the next 
July and January meetings respectively, upon a subject chosen by 
the Presbytery and to furnish the Presbytery with a copy of the 
sermon to be filed in the archives of Presbytery." 

Section II. 6. Strike out "during the first day of its sessions." 

Section II. 7. Strike out entire paragraph. 

Section III. B.l. Strike out "e. Nominations." 

Section III. B.l. Insert "The Moderator shall appoint an Ad In- 
terim Committee on Nominations at the April and October meet- 
ings of Presbytery to serve for the two succeeding stated meetings 
of Presbvtery. This Committee shall nominate : 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 271 



(1) The Executive and Permanent Committees at each Oc- 
tober meeting of Presbytery and make nominations to fill vacan- 
cies as they occur. 

(2) The Stated Clerk, Permanent Clerk and Treasurer when 
their terms expire. 

(3) A minister and subject for each Presbyterial Sermon. 

(4) Trustees to fill vacancies on the boards of those institu- 
tions which are under the control of Presbytery. 

Section III. B.2 and 3. Reinstate the following words in each 
of these paragraphs : "No member on any of these committees shall 
be eligible for immediate re-election." 

Section III. B.3.a. Substitute "six" for "five" and add "(6) Edu- 
cational Institutions." 

Section III.B.3.C. Substitute "eight" for "seven" and add "(h) 
Thesis, exegesis and popular lecture." 

Section III.B.3.C. (5). Strike out. 

Section III. CI. e. Strike out entire paragraph. 

Section III. C.3.C. (1), (g) ; (2), (g) ; 4, a, (1) and (2). Sub- 
stitute "April" for "Spring." 

Section III. C.4.a. (4). Substitute "October" for "Fall." 

Section III. C.4.c. (4), (b), (iii). "It shall at an appointed time 
request Presbytery to constitute itself into a committee of the 
whole for the purpose of the examination of the sessional records 
as laid down in the Book of Church Order." 

Section III. C.4.c. (4), (bj, (iv). Strike out entire paragraph. 

Section III. C.4.c. (4), (b), (v). "Thereafter it shall call the 
whole committee together and the criticisms recommended by the 
committee of the Presbytery as a whole shall be acted upon by the 
whole committee, and it shall present the report of the committee 
to the Presbytery for adoption." 

Section III. C.4.c. (5). Strike out entire paragraph. 

Section V. Substitute " — and shall report to each April and 
October meeting of Presbytery." 

2. We would also recommend that a docket for each of the 
four stated meetings of Presbytery each year be prepared by the 
Stated Clerk, conforming to the requirements of the Manual. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 



272 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :45 P.M., and was led in 
prayer by Dr. H. G. Bedinger. 

The following- Standing Committees were appointed 
by the Moderator : 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. James Appleby, Chairman; Rev. F. 
M. Bain and Mr. Henry Elliot. 

Resolutions: Rev. J. B. Black, Chairman; Rev. H. W. Koelling 
and Mr. A. L. Monroe. 

Calls and Supplies: Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman; Rev. Neill 
Mclnnis and Mr. J. A. McGeachey. 

Nominations: Rev. Eugene Alexander, Chairman ; Rev. Dixon 
McDonald and Mr. L. E. Gibson. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to have a sufficient num- 
ber of copies of the revised Manual printed. 

The Stated Clerk made a report on. Vacancies, which 
report was referred to the Nominating Committee. 

Rev. D. H. Dulin, of Pee Dee Presbytery and Rev. R. H. 
Poole, of Wilmington Presbytery, presented letters of 
dismissal from their respective Presbyteries to this Pres- 
bytery. The Presbytery proceeded to examine these 
brethren as required by the Book of Church Order. The 
examination as a whole in each case having been sustained 
as satisfactory, these brethren were enrolled in the Pres- 
bytery after signing the obligations required of its 
ministers. 

A call for the pastoral services of Rev. H. R. Poole was 
received from the Antioch Church and calls for the pastoral 
services of Rev. D. H. Dulin were received from the Sardis, 
Bunnlevel and Westminster Churches. These calls were 
referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick tendered his resignation as pas- 
tor of the Laurel Hill Church and asked that the pastoral 
relations betw^een himself and the church be dissolved. It 
appeared that the church concurred with him in this re- 
quest. The request was granted and the pastoral rela- 
tionship dissolved. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 273 

A communication from the Centre Church asking for 
the services of Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick as Stated Supply 
was received and referred to the Committee on Calls and 
Supplies. 

The Stewardship Committee made a verbal report after 
which Dr. E. E. Gillespie, of the Synod's Stewardship 
Committee, addressed the Presbytery on "Stewardship." 
There followed a period of open discussion. 

The Committee on Temperance made a report which 
was received as information and presented the following 
memorial which was adopted : 

MEMORIAL 

We, the Presbytery of Fayetteville in stated session in Saint 
Pauls, N. C, January 12th, 1937, do humbly memorialize the Gen- 
eral Assembly of North Carolina, now sitting at Raleigh, N. C, not 
to enact any law or laws legalizing the sale of alcoholic beverages 
in this state. 

We further petition His Excellency Governor Clyde R. Hoey, 
to use the influence of his high office, and strong personal ability, 
to prevent the enactment of any law or laws legalizing the sale of 
intoxicating liquors in our state. 

Your Committee recommends that copies of this memorial be 
forwarded to the House of Representatives, the State Senate, and 
the Governor, by the Stated Clerk of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. CARSWELL. Chairman. 

The Home Mission Committee made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HOME MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Home Missions would report that calls 
from the churches of the Mount Pisgah group have been forwarded 
to Rev. P. H. Biddle, of Cuba, Alabama, and he will doubtless ac- 
cept these calls. This will mean that every field in the Presbytrey 
will be supplied. 

Recommendations: 

1. That the Treasurer pay $50.00 to the Palestine Church to 
aid in putting a new roof on the building. 

2. That an effort be made to bring the minimum salary for 
Home Mission workers up to $1,500.00 per year and manse, for the 
coming year. 

3. That the Home Mission Committee assist in this effort in 



274 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



proportion to the amount given by the churches to this work, it 
being understood that the Committee will not involve itself in debt. 

4. That at the close of the present year, any balance the Com- 
mittee may have on hand be divided among the workers needing 
it most. 

Respectfullv submitted. 

A." R. McQueen, chairman. 

The Committee on the State of Religion made a verbal 
report which was received as information. 

The Committee on Printed Minutes made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

REPORT ON PRINTED MINUTES 

Your Committee has compared a corrected copy of the Printed 
Minutes of the Fall meeting of Presbytery, 1936, with the written 
minutes and finds that a true copy has been made. The Committee 
recommends that the printed copy be accepted as the official 
Minutes of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. LEMMON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies would recommend: 

1. That the call from the Antioch Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. H. R. Poole at a salary of $1,600 per year in regular 
quarterly payments and free use of the manse be found in order and 
placed in his hands. 

2. That the calls from the following churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. D. H. Dulin be found in order and placed in his 
hands : from Bunnlevel at a salary of $350.00 per year in regular 
quarterly payments for two services per month; from Westminster 
Church at a salary of $250.00' per year in regular monthly payments 
for two services per month ; from Sardis Church at a salary of $400.00 
per year in regular monthly payments and free use of the manse 
for two services per month. 

3. That the Bensalem Church be allowed to change the term 
of its call to read $500.00 instead of $400.00 per year, to be effective 
from April 1st, 1936. 

4. That Centre Church shall be permitted to employ Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick as Stated Supply for a period of three months, ending 
April 30th, 1937, at a salary agreeable to the church and Mr. 
Kirkpatrick. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. GOLDEN, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 275 

The calls from Sardis, Westminster and Bunnlevel 
Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. D. H. Dulin were 
placed in his hands. Having signified his acceptance of 
these calls, the following Commission was appointed to in- 
stall Mr. Dulin in the above named churches : Rev. Neill 
Mclnni§, Chairman, Rev. A. W. Dick and Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen with Ruling Elder J. D. Bulla, and Rev. D. F. Blue, 
Jr., as alternate to any of the ministers on the Commission 
and Hon. C. G. Rose as alternate to the Ruling Elder, two 
ministers and an elder to constitute a quorum. 

The call from the Antioch Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. H. R. Poole was placed in his hands. Hav- 
ing signified his acceptance, the following Commission was 
appointed to install Mr. Poole as pastor of Antioch Church : 
Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman, Rev. James Appleby, and 
Dr. W. M. Fairley, Dr. J. B. Black as alternate to any of 
the ministers. Ruling Elder L. L. McGoogan with Dan 
McArthur alternate, two ministers and an elder to con- 
stitute a quorum. 

The Commission on Hope Mills made the following re- 
port which w^as received and incorporated as a part of the 
minutes of this meeting of Presbyter}^ : 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON HOPE MILLS CHURCH 

Hope Mills, N. C, October 16, 1936. 
The Commission on the Hope Mills Church met in the Parish 
House, Hope Mills, N. C, at 7:30 P.M., and the meeting was opened 
with prayer by the Chairman. 

The following were present : Rev. E. L. Barber, Chairman ; Rev. 
L. A. McLaurin, Rev. R. G. Matheson and Rev. C. M. Gibbs and 
Ruling Elder J. H. Suttenfield. 

A group of those interested in the establishment and support 
of a church at Hope Mills was invited to meet with the Commission. 

The matter of the salary of Rev. John B. Reily was brought be- 
fore the joint meeting of the Commission and the committee from 
the community The committee pledged a salary of $150.00 per 
year, beginning July 1936. 

Rev. John B, Reily was invited to sit with the Commission. 

The matter of the organization of a church and the erection of 
a building was brought before the body. The committee favored 
the organization of a church and as soon as possible the erection 
of a building. 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed by the Commission to take steps 



276 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



to secure the lot chosen for the location of the church, said lot 
being the corner lot on Harrison Street and Patterson Avenue. 

The Commission adopted the following resolution : 

Resolved: That the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery be in- 
structed to exchange the Hope Mills church lot with the Rockfish 
Mills, Inc., for a lot at the intersection of Harrison Street and 
Patterson Avenue, fronting on Harrison Street, 80 feet front by ISO 
feet back. 

The following were appointed on a building committee : From 
those of the community: Mr. Matt Hamilton, Chairman; Mr. Ar- 
nett and Mrs. Bynum. Rev. John B. Reily was made ex-officio 
member of the Building Committee. From the Commission: Rev. 
L. A. McLaurin, Chairman ; Mr. McKay McKinnon and Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs. 

Mr. Hamilton was appointed Treasurer in providing for the 
salary for the local work. 

The joint meeting adjourned with prayer and the Commission 
met in executive session. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery was authorized to appropriate the 
sum of $100 per annum from the Home Mission fund to the Hope 
Mills field beginning July 1, 1936. 

The minutes of this session of the Commission were read and 
approved. The Commission adjourned with prayer. 

E. L. BARBER, Chairman, 
C M. GIBBS, Clerk. 

An invitation was received from the Lumberton 
Church for the April meeting of Presbytery, which was 
heartily accepted. 

Rev. R. L. Alexander was elected Chairman of the Pro- 
gram Committee. 

The following resolution regarding loans to churches 
was adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

Resolved: That interest on loans from the Loan Fund of Pres- 
bytery be reduced from five per cent to three per cent and that 
this action include loans during the past five years. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The Nominating Committee recommends the following: 

To preach the Presbyterial sermon at the July, 1937, meeting of 

Presbytery, Rev. A. J. McKelway. Subject : "The Divinity of 

Christ." 

Respectfully submitted, 
EUGENE ALEXANDER, Chairman. 



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The following Ad Interim Committee on Nominations 
was appointed by the Moderator : Rev. M. P. Calhoun, 
Chairman, Rev. Neill Mclnnis and Mr. W. K. Bethune. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and approved. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:00 P.M. 

NIGHT SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:00 P.M., and, after engag- 
ing in devotional exercises, heard a second address by Rev. 
Abner Robertson on "Religion in the Family." 

The Committee on Resolutions made the following re- 
port which was adopted by a rising vote : 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

The members of Fayetteville Presbytery wish to thank the 
congregation of St. Pauls for their part in making this meeting a 
very happy and delightsome occasion. We esp^ecially wish to ex- 
press our thanks to the ladies of the Woman's Auxiliary for the 
bountiful meals which they so graciously served; to Mrs. Shaw 
McEachern for leading us in our service of song; to our guest 
speakers, Rev. Abner Robertson for his most helpful and inspiring 
addresses on "Religion in the Family," and to our own Synodical 
Superintendent, the Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., for his inspirational 
address on the great subject of "Christian Stewardship." We wish 
also to express our appreciation to the pastor for his kind wel- 
come, and to the officers of the St. Pauls Church who so thought- 
fully provided in every way for our comfort. 

May God's richest favor rest upon pastor and people is the wish 
of your Committee. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

J. B. BLACK, Chairman. > 

Rev. A. V. Gibson, of Orange Presbytery, was intro- 
duced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

The minutes of tonight's session were read and 
approved. 

The Presbyterial Communion service was observed, 
Rev. M. P. Calhoun and Rev. A. W. Dick presiding. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in the 
Presbyterian Church, Lumberton, N. C, on April 20, 1937, 
at 10:00 A.M. 

R. L. ALEXANDER, Moderator, 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-NINTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Lumberton, N. C, April 20, 1937. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Forty-ninth Stated Session in the Lumberton Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A.M., and was called to order by the Mod- 
erator, Rev. R. L. Alexander, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were present and enrolled or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. Smith, A. R. McQueen, I. N. Qegg, 
L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. F. Menius, C. M. Gibbs, R. G. 
Matheson, J. B. Black, F. M. Bain, A. D. Carswell, W. J. Huney- 
cutt, Neill Mclnnis, W. M. Fairley, Dixon McDonald, J. M. Lemmon, 
H. W. Koelling, W. S. Golden, E. L. Barber, Eugene Alexander, W. 

E. Snipes, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedinger, James Appleby, R. L. Alex- 
ander, J. W. Crinkley, A. J. McKelway, M. P. Calhoun, W. A. 
Brown, J. T. Echols, J. S. Gray, D. D. MacBryde, C. I. Calcote, 
John B. Reily, D. F. Blue, Jr., H. R. Poole, D. H. Dulin, P. H. 
Biddle.— 39. 

Ruling Elders: A. A. Conoly, Antioch ; John A. McCormick, 
Ashpole ; Lee Cameron, Barbecue; N. S. Britt, Bensalem; L. W. 
Lassiter, Berea; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; J. D. McLean, Bethesda; 
D. J. Bulla, Bluff; R. C. Byrd, Bunnlevel; W. H. Currie, Carthage; 
D. H. Wilkinson, Centre ; L. Calhoun, Church in the Pines ; Turner 
Fields, Culdee ; John Monroe, Cypress; L. A. Mclnnis, Dundarrach; 
Dr. W. N. McDuffie, Elise; P. B. Parks, Jr., Erwin ; John W. Mon- 
roe, Eagle Springs ; Leander Lee, Ephesus ; D. R. Guin, Eureka ; J. 

F. Poag, Fayetteville First ; Edwin Bain, Flat Branch ; R. D. Braddy, 
Galatia; L. M. Blue, Gibson; H. B. Sessoms, Highland; W. A. Mc- 
Cormick, lona ; J. M. McCaskill, Jackson Springs ; H. F. Monroe, 
Laurel Hill; A. M. Fairley, Laurinburg ; B. B. Holder, Leaflet; H. 
T. Atkins, Lillington ; N. H. G. Balfour, Lumber Bridge; J. H. 
Wishart, Lumberton; J. Bruce Cameron, Manly; J. A. Graham, 
McPherson; R. L. Lytch, Midway; W. G. Buie, Montpelier; Neill 
Rosser, Mt. Pisgah ; A; L. Seawell, Olivia ; Hugh Monroe, Pembroke ; 

C. B. Johnson, Philippi; A. C. McDonald, Pinehurst ; M. Campbell, 
Raeford; E. Worrell, Raven Rock; J. H. Townsend, Red Springs; 
R. F. Little, Rex; D. C. Baker, Sherwood; D. H. Johnson, Shiloh; 

D. M. Stewart, Smyrna; J. F. Monroe, Spies; A. A. McCormick, St. 
Pauls; M. McQ. Bailey, Union; S. R. Smith, Vass ; M. C. McDonald, 
West End ; J. W. Wilkins, Westminster.— 55. 

Visiting Brethren: Rev. J. McDowell Richards, Suwannee Pres- 
bytery ; Rev. Marcus A. Brownson, Philadelphia Presbytery; Rev. 
D. A. McNeill, New Orleans Presbytery; Rev. Robert Smith, Lex- 
ington-Ebenezer Presbytery; Rev. P. H. Biddle, Tuscaloosa Pres- 
bytery; and Rev. C. H. Durham, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, 
Lumberton. The above were introduced to Presbytery and invited 
to sit as visiting brethren. 



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Rev. J. M. Lemmon was elected Moderator and Rev. J. 
F. Menius Temporary Clerk. 

The Program Committee presented a program for this 
meeting of Presbytery which was adopted. 

Rev. R. L. Alexander, the retiring Moderator, preached 
the opening sermon, using as his text Heb. 10:23. 

Dr. J. McDowell Richards, President of Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary, the invited speaker for this meeting of 
Presbytery, spoke on the subject: "The Task of the Mod- 
ern Minister." 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P.M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P.M., and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed: 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman; Rev. Neill 
Mclnnis and Mr. A. A. Conoly. 

Resolutions: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman; Rev. D. H. Dulin 
and Mr. W. A. McCormick. 

Calls and Supplies: Rev. James Applebv, Chairman; Rev. Dixon 
McDonald and Mr. N. H. G. Balfour. 

The Stated Clerk made report on Vacancies which re- 
port was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were received and dis- 
posed of as indicated : 

a. The report of the Assembly's Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief. Referred to the Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

b. The report of the Assembly's Committee on Religious Edu- 
cation and Publication. Referred to the Presbytery's Committee 
on Religious Education. 

c. Requests from Rev. C. A. Lawrence and Rev. A. W. Dick 
asking to be excused from attending this meeting of Presbytery, 
and from Rev. C. A. Lav/rence and Rev. D. D. MacBryde asking 



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for permission to labor outside the bounds of the Presbytery for 
the next twelve months. These requests were granted. 

d. Requests from the St. Pauls, Bensalem and Spies Churches 
asking permission to change the terms of their calls for pastoral 
services. Referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

e. Calls from the South Fayetteville, Gilmore Memorial, and 
Comfort Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. D. F. Blue, Jr., 
and from the Barbecue, Mt. Pisgah, Leaflet and Ephesus Churches 
for the pastoral services of Rev. P. H. Biddle. Referred to the 
Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

f. Requests from the Lumber Bridge and Rex Churches for 
the services of Rev. F. M. Bain as Stated Supply for a period of 
one year, and from the Montpelier Church for the services of Dr. 
W. M. Fairley as Stated Supply for a period of one year. Referred 
to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

g. From Hon. Charles G. Rose, Chairman of the Trustees of 
the Presbytery, regarding the transfer of property in Hope Mills, 
N. C. Referred to the Commission on the Hope Mills Church. 

MINISTER RECEIVED 

Rev. P. H. Biddle, of Tuscaloosa Presbytery, presented 
a letter of dismission to this Presbytery. After an exam- 
ination as required by the Book of Church Order had been 
sustained as satisfactory, Mr. Biddle was received and en- 
rolled as a member of this Presbytery after signing the 
obligations required of its ministers by the Presbytery. 

The Committee on the Ministers' Annuity Fund made 
the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTERS' ANNUITY FUND 

Your Committee on the Ministers' Annuity Fund, which was ap- 
pointed at the adjourned meeting of Presbytery held in Fayetteville, 
N. C, on May 5th, 1936, respectfully reports : 

1. The Committee, consisting of Rev. W. S. Golden, McKay 
McKinnon, Dr. D. S. Currie, and Charles G. Rose, Chairman, met 
in the home of the Chairman on January 20th, 1937. After full 
discussion, the Committee decided: 

a. That, in their opinion, a committee of four was too small 
to put on the campaign for the Ministers' Annuity Fund in this 
Presbytery; 

b. That the Moderator of the Presbytery be requested to ap- 
point additional members to the committee, subject to the approval 
of Presbytery; and that Rev. R. L. Alexander, Moderator, of Lum- 
berton, N. C, be a member of the committee; and, 

c. That a meeting of the larger committee be held in the First 



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Presbyterian Church, in Fayetteville, N. C, on February 12th, 1937. 

2. In accordance with the request of the committee, Rev. R. L. 
Alexander, Moderator of Fayetteville Presbytery, appoint the addi- 
tional members of the committee, so that the present committee now 
consists of : Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. R. L. Alexander, Rev. Eugene 
Alexander, Rev. A. W. Dick, Mr. W. R. Sutherland, Mr. Edgar 
Hall, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Dr. P. P. McCain, Mr. A. T. McLean, 
Mr. McKay McKinnon, Dr. D. S. Currie, Mr. W. M. Shaw, Mr. J. 
M. Wilson, and Mr. Charles G. Rose. 

3. This Committee met at the First Presbyterian Church in 
Fayetteville, N. C, on February 12th, and the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund was fully discussed ; and it was decided that the campaign 
for this important work of the church should be handled largely by 
county organizations, and not entirely by Presbytery's Committee; 
and the representatives from eacji county in the Presbytery were 
asked to later recommend a chairman for each county, who was 
a layman, and a pastor as assistant chairman. It was also decided 
that the Chairman be requested to ask Dr. Henry H. Sweets, of 
Louisville, Ky., to address a meeting of the Pastors, Elders, Dea- 
cons, and other parties interested, to be held in the First Presby- 
terian Church, in Fayetteville, N. C, on Tuesday, March 23rd, 1937. 

4. Upon the recommendation of the members of the Com- 
mittee, the following Chairmen and Assistant Chairmen have been 
recommended from the various counties : 

Hoke County: Mr. Edgar Hall of Raeford, Chairman; Rev. W. 
M. Fairley, Assistant Chairman. 

Robeson County: Mr. W. B. Townsend, of Red Springs, Chair- 
man ; Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Assistant Chairman. 

Scotland County: Mr. Edwin Morgan, of Laurel Hill, Chairman; 
Rev. S. H. Fulton, Assistant Chairman. 

Cumberland County: Mr. W. A. West, of Fayetteville, Chair- 
man; Rev. J. B. Reily, Assistant Chairman. 

Moore County: Mr. M. C. McDonald, of West End, Chairman; 
Rev. R. G. Matheson, Assistant Chairman. 

Harnett and Johnston Counties: Mr. J. W. Purdie, of Dunn, 
Chairman ; Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Assistant Chairman. 

5. The Committee and several of the County Chairmen and 
Assistant Chairmen met at a supper meeting, at the First Presby- 
terian Church, in Fayetteville, N. C, on Friday evening, March 12th, 
1937. At this meeting plans were perfected to get the information 
to pastors, laymen and other persons interested, of the meeting to 
be held in Fayetteville, N. C, on March 23rd, 1937, to hear Dr. Henry 
H. Sweets ; it was further recommended that, in allotting to the 
various churches the quota of the Ministers' Annuity Fund, the 
quota be figured for each church by adding to the Pastor's salary 
paid for the year ending March 31st, 1936, 66 2-3 per cent of the 
salary. The total amount asked for by the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
for Fayetteville Presbytery is $100,153.00. 



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6. At the first meeting of the larger Committe, held on 
February 12th, 1937, Charles G. Rose, the Chairman appointed by 
Presbytery, for reasons which he explained to the Committee, asked 
to be relieved of the chairmanship of the campaign for the Min- 
isters' Annuity Fund, and the Committee reluctantly concurred with 
Mr. Rose's request in the matter, and unanimously recom^mended 
that Mr. McKay McKinnon, of Maxton, N. C, be elected Chairman, 
and that Mr. Rose continue as a member of the Committee. Mr. 
McKinnon indicated that he would accept, if t